Museo de Historia Municipal, Trinidad

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Learn about the history of Cuba at Museo de Historia Municipal. The museum, which was the residence of the richest family in the city at the time, was built in 1828. It boasts typical colonial architecture, featuring tall arches that support the structure, and a central courtyard. Inside, find murals, old artillery, portraits, and old furniture, plus more. Head up the steep, narrow staircase, which leads to the tower. There, you can enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of the surrounding city. Use our Trinidad tour itinerary planner to add Museo de Historia Municipal and other attractions to your Trinidad vacation plans.
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  • If you’re visiting Trinidad head here at the outset – you’ll get a useful context on the exploration and colonisation of the region, and the tower provides a useful view from above of the layout of...  more »
  • Historic house with a reasonably interesting interior. A few rooms have basic furnishings of the period and there are some exhibits representing local traditions and events with a few explanations in....  more »
  • My husband and I strolled into here two weeks ago behind a group so ended up avoiding the cover. Really glad we did as it’s 5CUC to take photos which is crazy. The interior is just lovely: a bit dilapidated like all of Trinidad but also delicate 19th century colors and decor all about. There are some haphazard exhibits- some in English- on Trinidad’s overall history but much is not translated and there is no information on the furniture and such. The views from the tower are stunning, SO much better than the views from La Popa. Note of warning, you’re still expected to pay for the bathroom which is again insane if you’ve already paid to enter the museum!!
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