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El Chorro de Maita Museum

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Address: | Guardalavaca, Holguin, Cuba
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An interesting place to visit near Holguin

We visited this interesting museum which is a replica burial site from the times of the Taíno indigenous people of Cubaand the nearby replica reproduction/ reinactment of the... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Srm-nan
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Harrow, Canada
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was slightly disappointed by my trip - although to be fair, there were doing a lot of maintenance work at the time of my visit. I just felt as though I walked around and learnt almost nothing!

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London, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

An interesting find. Our guide Louis translated from Spanish to English everything the staff guide relayed about the burial site. There was a 5cuc fee for bringing in your camera and taking pictures.

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Harrow, Canada
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

We visited this interesting museum which is a replica burial site from the times of the Taíno indigenous people of Cubaand the nearby replica reproduction/ reinactment of the tribal life prior to arrival of Spanish as part of our escorted organized tour. . The site is well worth a visit and interesting reproduction.. The staff and the performers were very... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Quite interesting to view but not very exciting, had to pay to enter and tour guide only spoke Spanish, given a card in English. Good if you like this sort of thing

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is unbelievable - there's loads of skeletons of previous generations -well preserved, it's really a good history lesson!!

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Laval, Canada
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We were quite surprised when our tour guide stopped by this place. They have found a burial site from the times of the Taíno indigenous people of Cuba. The museum is simple; a square shaped excavated burial site with the skeletons still in place. You walk all around and read about the area and how they came about to discovering... More 

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Devon
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

As an archaeologist I was interested in the burial site, and interested to learn about the original indigenous population. I also thought they'd done quite a good job of reconstructing a "Taino Village" . However I felt so sorry for the young women who were playing the role of "Taino tribeswomen". Before the dance they were trying to fold their... More 

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Mississauga, Ont.
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

This is the site of an archeological dig of an old cemetery. You see the skeletons and learn the significance of the burial positioning. Artifacts found at the site are also on display.

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

This is something just to do. It is a neat side trip....you know the saying when in Rome do as the Roman's do....they take you into places where the nice and regular Cuban people live...very interestimg

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

grand safari it was great and only cost nighty three cuban pounds each persomo ocean paradise it was a very nice catamaran were we snorkeling and saw the coral reef and lunch was lncledead the lobster was very good price for this trip was sixty nine cuban pounds cuba lnside this trip you go on a very old stteam train... More 

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