Museo Napoleónico (Napoleonic Museum) Havana

Discover the Napoleonic Museum in Vedado, Havana, Cuba.

Napoleonic Museum, Havana
Napoleonic Museum
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The Museo Napoleónico (Napoleonic Museum) is located in a construction originally used as a home by Orestes Ferrara, one of the authors of the collection exhibited nowadays in the museum. It is a mansion inspired in a 16th century Renaissance Florentine palace and built in the 1920s by the architects Govantes and Cabarrocas. The mansion, located in the district of Vedado (Municipio Plaza de la Revolución) of Havana, was built in Italian marble, wrought iron and first quality woods.

 

Salón at the Museo Napoleónico
Salón at the Museo Napoleónico
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Museo Napoleónico, Vedado
Museo Napoleónico, Havana
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This museum houses a collection of around 7,000 personal items, weapons, and art works related to the life of Napoleón Bonaparte, gathered by Julio Lobo, the magnate of Cuban sugar; and Orestes Ferrara, a politician. In the collection stand out the sketches of Voltaire, the paintings of the Battle of Waterloo, a bronze death mask made by his personal doctor two days after his death; the weapons Napoleón took to the Battle of Borodino; and the furniture in the recreation of the studio and chamber of Napoleón.

This museum, refurbished in 2011 boasts the largest and most varied collection of items from the Napoleonic times existing nowadays, being one of the most important museums in the world in this field.

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Location:

Calle San Miguel nº 1159, esq. a Ronda, municipio Plaza de la Revolución (Vedado), La Habana - Cuba.

Ticket price:

3 CUC, 5 CUC with guide.

Opening hours:

Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Telephone:

(+537) 8791412.

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