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Museum of the Revolution, Havana Cuba

By Wednesday, October 01, 2014 , ,

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. The young always inherit the revolution. So we got schooled in the Museum of Revolution in Havana Cuba.

The Museum of the Revolution is the best museum in Habana in my opinion, and probably one of the best in Cuba. So little of the Revolution is told from the other side and it was an education for me who knew so little about Che and Fidel and the whole ideology. I wouldn't go into the lengthy and dramatic history or a debate on the different political systems and blahblah, all of which you can read about in your free time.
A little on the Neo-Classical architecture. It has elements of Spanish, French and German, all harmoniously combined. I found it somewhat ironic that the Presidential Palace, which houses the Museum, is decorated by Tiffancy & Co. of New York. 
The exhibition covers the rise of the Cuban nation till the current day (which has nothing much in fact). I guess the younger generation just don't live the same dream or by the same ideals. Well that's pretty much the same everywhere else. 

The fight that is not ours. 
I just gotta say that Che Guevara was pretty cute when he was younger. I guess being good looking helps a little in persuading people to be in your camp. :P
Caricatures of the American Presidents. These Cubans have a sense of humor.
The Granma Memorial lies behind the museum. It has a large glass enclosure which houses the Granma, the yacht which took Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries from Mexico to Cuba for the revolution. The state of the memorial was pretty bad actually. The tanks, military vehicles, surface-to-air missile, spy plane, Soviet tank destroyer etc. were exposed to the elements. Holes in the roof allowed rain to freely pour onto the relics. I'm surprised that they look pretty new. Hmm..
The Museum of the Revolution is certainly worth spending an hour or 2 at. 

Museum of the Revolution
Address: Calle Refugio No. 1 e/ Monserrate y Zulueta. Ciudad de La Habana.
Open Daily

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