Eastern Cuba Sights

Museo del Carnaval

  • Calle Heredia 303 Map It
  • Santiago de Cuba

Fodor's Review

The spirit of one of the Caribbean's most vibrant street parties, Santiago's annual July carnival, is recalled in photos and newspaper clippings, floats, costumes, and musical instruments. To be honest, the artifacts here are rather ho-hum and do not justify the added camera fee on top of the admission price. Late afternoons here give a better sense of what carnival is like; stop by at 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday for a performance by music and dance troupes. The short spectacle of colorful costume, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and stirring song might justify the photo fee and might have you planning your next trip to coincide with the main event. The performers are always grateful for tips.

Sight Information


Calle Heredia 303, Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, 90100, Cuba

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Sight Details:

  • CUC$1; CUC$5 for photos
  • Tues.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 9–1


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