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National Museum of Decorative Arts

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Beautiful, preserved mansion with an interesting history

The museum is essentially the former house of a very wealthy family that fled Cuba in 1959. A tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Very nice family mansion

We visited the National Museum of Decorative Arts in Buenos Aires. It is located only a block and a... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Sam w
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2 days ago
“Beautiful, preserved mansion with an interesting history”
1 Apr 2018
“Interesting Objects of Art”
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17th And E Streets | Vedado, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is essentially the former house of a very wealthy family that fled Cuba in 1959. A tour gives you a sense of how the uber wealthy lived, and what happened when they fled. i would recommend asking for a guide. We were fortunate...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The museum is not air conditioned and was a little warm when we went. You are escorted and only so many people are permitted to visit each room. The room furniture and art was varied from Oriental to Italian. Be sure to visit the grounds...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the National Museum of Decorative Arts in Buenos Aires. It is located only a block and a half from MALBA. This museum is actually a former living space for a very wealthy family. There were two floors. Entrance fee is minimal. You can...More

2  Thank Sam w
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Nice little daytime activity, especially if you are staying in Vedado. Good for the price, but you NEED TO KNOW SPANISH since the guides do not speak English.

Thank 474cameronc
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Spent a wonderful few hours immersed in Cuban Culture...quietest place in Havana!! Well worth taking time to savour Cuban Art...

1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This was a great few hours spend with my family. So many styles of art and sculptures. A great escape from the heat.

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This museum was once a woman home taken over in the the revolution. It is filled with amazing treasure and it was well with the visit.

Thank DrjessB
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The art inside is impressive but not incredible. However the building itself is something to see. Its worth the admission just to look at the grand staircases and very impressive stainless ceiling! If you don't have a ton of time and want to see great...More

Thank Liza S
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is a hidden treasure of a museum, really what it WAS, was a extremely wealthy Contesa's home that the Cuban government confiscated during the revolution and it wasn't gutted or ransacked. The Contesa's treasures are mostly still there and wonderful to see and experience....More

Thank David F
Reviewed 10 February 2016

What a home. This was left by a countess and what a gal she must have been. Gracious living in the old french style. Mostly french but with a mixture of Chinese and English. A really nice hour to spend if you like the decorative...More

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