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Heritages and Museums

Wifredo Lam Center was founded in Havana in 1983 after the Cuban surrealist artist himself had passed away. The mission of this pioneer institution was to enrich the nation’s cultural heritage by creating a permanent collection of artworks and systematically exchanging cultural documentation with artists working in countries of the so-called “Third World”. Address: San Ignacio, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53 7 8646282 Website

Museum of the Ministry of the Interior Intriguing exhibition on diverse and different methods used by Cuba’s enemies to overthrow the Government since 1959. Hidden gem! Address: 5ta Avenida, La Habana, Phone: +53 7 203 4432

Study Santacana Workshop, Under the name of “Estudio Taller Santacana”, this self-taught ceramist conceives her ornamental pieces of enameled ceramic and her murals of slabs, which identify her as a figure of growing recognition in the panorama of contemporary Cuban plastic arts. Phone: +53 7 2714392 Website

Museum of the Revolution is located in the Old Havana section of Havana, Cuba. The museum is housed in what was the Presidential Palace of all Cuban presidents from Mario García Menocal to Fulgencio Batista. It became the Museum of the Revolution during the years following the Cuban Revolution. Address: Avenida Bélgica, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53 7 8601524

Museum of Decorative Arts, at 17th and E streets in the Vedado district of Havana, Cuba is a decorative arts museum in the former residence of the María Luisa Gómez-Mena viuda de Cagiga, Countess of Revilla de Camargo, sister of José Gómez-Mena Vila, the owner of the Manzana de Gómez. Phone: +53 7 8309848

Municipal Museum of Guanabacoa hoards objects of exceptional historical value such as the tribune of the Artistic and Literary Lyceum of Guanabacoa, where José Martí, in 1879, delivered his first speech in Cuba. Address: Martí Street No. 108 esq. to Versailles, Website

Napoleon Museum in Havana, Cuba houses one of the most important collections from the 18th and 19th centuries preserved in the Western hemisphere. The Museum reopened in March 2011 after a three-year restoration by the City Historian’s Office. Phone: +53 7 8791412

Chocolate Museum The museum is located at the corner of Mercaderes and Amargura streets in the heart of Old Havana. Address: Calle Amargura, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53 7 8664431

La Fábrica de Arte Cubano is an art gallery and club in Havana, Cuba. The Fábrica’s gallery and stage were established inside of a former cooking oil factory, and has since gained notoriety as one of Havana’s premier nightclubs and art galas.  Website

The – Merger is a collaboration duet formed by the Cuban artists Niels Moleiro, and Mario Miguel Gonzalez (Mayito) who come from self-taught backgrounds.Address: Avenida Bélgica, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53 5 2828797 Website

Morro Castle, named after the three biblical Magi, is a fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay in Havana, Cuba. The design was drawn up by the Italian engineer Battista Antonelli; originally under the control of Spain, the fortress was captured by the British in 1762, and was returned to the Spanish under treaty terms a year later.

Castle of the Royal Force, is a bastion fort on the western side of the harbour in Havana, Cuba, set back from the entrance, and bordering the Plaza de Armas. Originally built to defend against attack by pirates, it suffered from a poor location; it is too far inside the bay. Address: O’Reilly, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53 7 8615010

Fusterlandia  José Rodríguez Fuster (born August 1946 in Villa Clara, Cuba) is a Cuban naïve artist specializing in ceramics, painting, drawing, engraving, and graphic design. Fusterlandia is a hidden wonderland of mosaic tile and recycled art just 20 minutes outside the city center in Havana, Cuba. Address: Havana, Cuba, Phone: +53 7 2712932

Old Havana is the city-center and one of the 15 municipalities forming Havana, Cuba. It has the second highest population density in the city and contains the core of the original city of Havana. The positions of the original Havana city walls are the modern boundaries of Old Havana.