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Picture not available Museum Name: Aquarium of the Historical Center
Description: Shows around 70 sweet water species, aquatic plants, mollusks and crustaceans. These species are distributed in 7 fishbowls that represent the aquatic world of different geographical areas of the planet.
Category: Other
Address: 9 Teniente Rey St. bet. Oficios and Mercaderes Sts,. Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am to 5:30pm, Sundays, 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Old Havana Museums - Arabian House Museum Name: Arabian House
Description: Permanent exhibitions on the Arabic-Islamic culture, where highlights the replica of an Arab market (zoco); also a Room of Prayers.
Category: Other
Address: 16 Oficios St., bet. Obispo and Obrapía Sts. Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 14:30-18:30, 19:00-21:45. Sundays: 09:00 to 13:00. Closed Mondays
Picture not available Museum Name: Armería 9 de Abril
Description: Shows the original use of the place, as well as pieces associated with the insurrection. It promotes sports hunting and fishing in Havana.
Category: Historic
Address: 157 Mercaderes St., bet. Lamparilla and Obrapía. Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00-17:00 pm, and Mondays 13:00-17:00 pm
Picture not available Museum Name: Artistic Ceramic Museum
Description: Works by artists such as Amelia Pelaez, Wifredo Lam, Rene Portocarrero, Rodriguez de la Cruz, and various representatives of the new generations of Cuban ceramists.
Category: Arts
Address: Aguilera House, 27 Mercaderes esquina a Amargura, Old Havana
Open hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Old Havana Museums - Asian House Museum Name: Asian House
Description: Collections of Asian art (Far East) that include weapons, ornamental arts, apparel and archaeological pieces.
Category: Other
Address: 111 Mercaderes St. bet. Obispo and Obrapía Sts. Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm; Sundays, 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Picture not available Museum Name: Asturian Center
Description: Exhibition of European Art.
Category: Arts
Address: O´Reilly St. bet. Zulueta and Monserrate. Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00- 18.00 hs Sundays 10.00- 14.00 hs.
Old Havana Museums - Car Museum Museum Name: Car Museum
Description: Exposes the history of the Cuban motoring from 1905 until our days.
Category: Historic
Address: Oficios St. at Jústiz Alley. Old Havana
Open hours: Daily, 9:00 am to 19:00 pm
Picture not available Museum Name: Cards Museum
Description: En sus salas se exhiben barajas, postales, grabados, posters de cine y otros objetos relacionados con los naipes. Conforman la colección, fundamentalmente, naipes de coleccionismo, de diversas temáticas, como Arte, Historia, Ciencias, infantiles, deportes, costumbrismo y de adivinación, que son los llamados tarots
Category: Other
Address: Muralla and Inquisidor Sts., Old Square, Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Sundays 9.00 am - 18.00 pm
Picture not available Museum Name: Carmen Montilla's House
Description: House-study of the Venezuelan painter Carmen Montilla. It is site of the renown creator’s important exhibitions, as well as of plastic artists of Latin America and Cuba.
Category: Other
Address: 152 Oficios St. bet. Amargura and Churruca Sts. Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:15am to 5:45pm; Sundays: 9:15am to 12:45pm.
Picture not available Museum Name: Chocolate's Museum
Description: History of cacao, its cultura, production and trade. Visitors can appreciate the techniques to manufacture candies, every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 a.m, or taste the delicious drink prepared either in the traditional form or in the Aztecs way.
Category: Other
Address: Amargura and Mercaderes, Old Havana
Open hours: Mondays through Sundays 10:00 -20:00.
Picture not available Museum Name: Firemen's House
Description: A tribute to Havana firemen. With trucks and clothing of that period, and a mural painting on the subject.
Category: Other
Address: 162 Mercaderes St. and Lamparilla St. Old Havana.
Picture not available Museum Name: Fototeca de Cuba
Description: Wonderful photo exhibitions of local and international artists.
Category: Other
Address: 307 Calle Mercaderes St., Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday 10.00 am to 17.00 pm, Saturdays 9.00 to 12.00 m
Picture not available Museum Name: Granma Memorial
Description: Surrounded by glass you can see the Granma, the 59-foot motor launch that carried Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and 80 other fighters to the island in 1956.
Category: Historic
Address: 1 Refugio St., bet. Monserrate and Zulueta Sts., Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 1:00pm to 6.00pm, Sundays: 10.00am to 1.00pm (Closed on Mondays).
Picture not available Museum Name: Havana Cathedral
Description: Roman Catholic catedral. The cathedral's Baroque facade is simultaneously intimate and imposing, and one of the two towers is visibly larger, creating a pleasing asymmetry.
Category: Other
Address: Cathedral Square.
Open hours: Hours: Mon-Fri 9-11:00 am and 14:30-18:00 pm / Mass: Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am; Sundays 10:30 am
Old Havana Museums - Historical Museum of Sciences Carlos J. Finlay Museum Name: Historical Museum of Sciences Carlos J. Finlay
Description: The rooms of the museum portrait a general overview of the development of science in Cuba.
Category: Science
Address: 460 Cuba St. bet. Amargura and Teniente Rey Sts. Old Havana.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday: 08:00 to 11:30, 13:30 to 17:00. Closed Sundays
Picture not available Museum Name: House Foundation Oswaldo Guayasamín and Rumiñahui Park
Description: Promotional and commercialization center of the famous Ecuatorian painter’s works, and of Cuban and foreigners artists.
Category: Other
Address: Obrapía St., bet. Oficios and Mercaderes Sts. Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:15am to 5:45pm; Sundays, 10:15am to 5:45pm.
Picture not available Museum Name: House of Africa
Description: Permanent halls on the culture of the peoples of the sub-Saharian África, and exhibitions of genuine elements of the Afro-Cuban religions.
Category: Other
Address: 157 Obrapía Sts. bet. Mercaderes and San Ignacio Sts. Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 14:30 to 18:30. Sundays: 09:00 to 13:00. Closed Mondays
Old Havana Museums - House of Alejandro de Humboldt Museum Name: House of Alejandro de Humboldt
Description: House that recollects the passage through Havana of Alexander von Humboldt, Second Discoverer of the Island.
Category: Historic
Address: 254 Oficios St. at Muralla St., Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Sundays, 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Old Havana Museums - House of Benito Juarez Museum Name: House of Benito Juarez
Description: To promote the Mexican history and culture through interesting collections, as well as to explaining the friendly bonds between Cuba and Mexico
Category: Historic
Address: Obrapía at Mercaderes
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:15a.m. to 5:45p.m., Sundays, 9:15a.m. to 12;45p.m.
Old Havana Museums - House of Jose Lezama Lima Museum Name: House of Jose Lezama Lima
Description: Building that was occupied by José Lezama Lima and his mother. In this house he lived from the thirties until his death.
Category: Historic
Address: 162 Trocadero St., bet. Industria and Consulado Sts
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am to 17:00 pm. Sundays 9.00 am to 13:00 pm
Old Havana Museums - House of La Obra Pía Museum Name: House of La Obra Pía
Description: Exhibits furniture, collections and atmospheres of the XIX century.
Category: Historic
Address: 158 Obrapía St., bet. Mercaderes and San Igacio Sts., Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 5:30pm; Sundays: 9:30am 12:30pm.
Old Havana Museums - House of Silver Work Museum Name: House of Silver Work
Description: Exposition of existent gold/silverwork pieces in Havana made by Cuban and foreign artisans, from the XVII century to the first quarter of the XX.
Category: Historic
Address: 113 Obispo St., bet.Oficios and Mercaderes Sts.. Old Havana
Open hours: Daily, 9:30am to 6:30pm
Old Havana Museums - José Martí's House Museum Name: José Martí's House
Description: Modest house where José Martí Pérez, Apostle of our Independence was born. He was one of the most remarkable figures of the Latin American literature of the XIX century.
Category: Historic
Address: 314 Leonor Pérez St., bet. Picota and Egido Sts. Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 1 0:00 to 18:00. Sundays: 09:00 to 12:45. Closed Mondays
Old Havana Museums - Museum of Archaeology Museum Name: Museum of Archaeology
Description: Aborigines of Cuba, Colonial Archaeology of Old Havana, Submarine Archaeology of the Bay of Havana and of the Pre- Columbian America, with Peruvian, Mexican and Ecuatorian important samples.
Category: Science
Address: 12 Tacón St. bet. O’Reilly and Empedrado Sts., Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:15am 5:45pm; Sundays, 9:15am to 12:45pm.
Old Havana Museums - Museum of Cigar Museum Name: Museum of Cigar
Description: Dedicated to show all the issues related with the elaboration and the art of the Cuban cigar.
Category: Historic
Address: 120 Mercaderes St., Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Old Havana Museums - Museum of Colonial Art Museum Name: Museum of Colonial Art
Description: Collections of furniture, porcelains and diverse objects of the colonial period.
Category: Arts
Address: 61 San Ignacio St., Square of the Cathedral. Old Havana
Open hours: Mondays, Wednesday to Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00. Sundays: 09:00 to 13:00. Closed Tuesdays
Old Havana Museums - Museum of Command Headquarters Museum Name: Museum of Command Headquarters
Description: Exhibition on aspects of the importance and life of the Commander Ernesto Che Guevara.
Category: Historic
Address: La Cabaña Roadway, East Havana. Castle of Los Tres Reyes del Morro
Open hours: Monday to Sundays, 9:00am to 9:00pm
Picture not available Museum Name: Museum of Literacy
Description:
Category: Other
Address: Cathedral Square.
Picture not available Museum Name: Museum of Religious Art
Description: Original works in the Havana school of gold and silver, a collection of pieces of old ceramics, antique furniture and a collection of 18th- and 19th-century missals.
Category: Arts
Address: Oficios St. bet. Amargura and Churruca. Old Havana.
Picture not available Museum Name: Museum of the City
Description: Collections that illustrate a historical background of the city since it was founded up to the present times.
Category: Historic
Address: 1 Tacón St- bet. Obispo and O’Reilly Sts. Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:30 to 17:00. Sundays: 09:00 to 12:00. Closed Mondays.
Picture not available Museum Name: Museum of the Revolution
Description: Presents a rich exhibit that covers from the rise of the Cuban nation till our days.
Category: Historic
Address: 1 Refugio St., bet. Monserrate and Zulueta Sts., Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 13:00 to 18:00. Sundays: 10:00 to 13:00. Closed Mondays.
Old Havana Museums - National Museum of Fine Arts Museum Name: National Museum of Fine Arts
Description: This museum houses the largest collection of Cuban plastic art.
Category: Arts
Address: Trocadero St. bet. Zulueta and Monserrate. Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00- 18.00 hs Sundays 10.00- 14.00 hs.
Old Havana Museums - National Museum of Music Museum Name: National Museum of Music
Description: Wide information on the development of the music and the musical instruments in Cuba from the XVI to the XX century.
Category: Arts
Address: 8 Oficios St. bet. Obispo and Obrapía Sts., Old Havana.
Old Havana Museums - National Museum of Natural History Museum Name: National Museum of Natural History
Description: There are rooms for Cuban flora and fauna and other regions of the planet, including valuable archeological, mammal, fossil and mineral samples, and informative materials about the evolution of the Earth.
Category: Natural History
Address: 61 Obispo St., Arms Square. Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:15 to 17:45. Sundays: 09:15 to 12:45. Closed Mondays
Picture not available Museum Name: Numismatic Museum
Description: Exhibits the largest collection of Cuban coinage; located in what was the old Monte de Piedad, very near the Plaza de Armas.
Category: Other
Address: 8 Oficios St. bet. Obispo and Obrapía Sts., Old Havana.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 1:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Sundays, 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Closed on Mondays
Picture not available Museum Name: Perfumery Museum
Description: The collections comprise a varied sample consisting of 19th-century perfume bottles found in archaeological excavations, different lines of perfume and toiletry from the early 20th century up to the present.
Category: Other
Address: Oficios St. bet. Obispo and Obrapia Sts. Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 14:30 to 21:45. Sundays: 09:00 to 13:00. Closed Mondays
Old Havana Museums - Pharmacy Taquechel Museum Name: Pharmacy Taquechel
Description: An old house which was turned into a famous pharmacy in 1898. Large collection of flasks made of French 19th century porcelain, and both pharmacy and laboratory items.
Category: Historic
Address: 155 Obispo St., bet. Mercaderes and San Ignacio Sts., Old Havana
Open hours: Daily 9:00 am to 18:30 pm
Picture not available Museum Name: Railroad Museum
Description: Shows the development of the railroad in Cuba
Category: Other
Address: Cristina and Arroyo Sts. Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9.00 am —17.00 pm Sundayss: 9.00 am — 12.00 m
Picture not available Museum Name: San Salvador de la Punta Museum
Description: The fortress itself is the must valuable piece.
Category: Historic
Address: Harbor Ave. and Paseo del Prado. Old Havana
Open hours: Daily 10:00 am-22:00 pm
Picture not available Museum Name: Santa Clara Convent
Description: The oldest nun cloister of Havana (XVII century), site of the National Center of Conservation, Restoration and Museology
Category: Historic
Address: Cuba St. bet. Sol and Luz Sts., Old Havana
Open hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Old Havana Museums - Simón Bolívar House Museum Name: Simón Bolívar House
Description: Exhibits collections on the life and deeds of Simón Bolivar; historical objects and Latin American works of art.
Category: Historic
Address: 156 Mercaderes St., bet. Obrapía and Lamparilla Sts., Old Havana
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9.00 -17.00 pm Sundays 9:00- 1:00 pm
Picture not available Museum Name: Templete
Description: Neoclassical construction that keeps the Ceiba (Silk-cotton tree) descendant of the first one under which the village of San Cristobal de la Habana was founded and the first mass officiated. Annually, in the eve of November 16, the institution welcomes the celebrations for the anniversary of the Cty.
Category: Historic
Address: Plaza de Armas, Old Havana.
Open hours: Daily: 9:30am to 6:30pm.
Picture not available Museum Name: Weapons Museum
Description:
Category: Historic
Address: 2 O'Reilly St. Old Havana
Picture not available Museum Name: Wifredo Lam Center
Description: The Wifredo Lam Center is an institution devoted to the research and dissemination of the visual arts from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Category: Other
Address: Oficios and Acosta Sts. Old Havana
Open hours: Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 16:30, Alternate Saturdays: 08:30 to 16:30. Closed Sundays

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