Museo Municipal Emilio Bacardí Moreau

Top choice in Santiago de Cuba

Narrow Pío Rosado links Calle Heredia to Calle Aguilera and the fabulous Grecian facade of the Bacardí Museum. Founded in 1899 by the rum-magnate war hero and city mayor, Emilio Bacardí y Moreau (the palatial building was built to spec), the museum is one of Cuba's oldest and most eclectic, with a striking collection of Cuban paintings and some absorbing artifacts amassed from Bacardí's travels.

These include an extensive weapons collection, paintings from the Spanish costumbrismo (a 19th-century artistic movement that predates Romanticism) school and the only Egyptian mummy on the island.

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