Cuba, Havana Guide (B): The Streets of Habana Vieja and Fusterlandia - Part II

The Streets of Habana Vieja and Fusterlandia - Part II
From the university, we passed by the Cuban History Mural. The mosaic mural depicts 67 outstanding figures in the Cuban history, including theologists, lawyers, aristocrats and the like along with only one black person, a famous musician. From the mural, we moved on to Plaza de la Catedral named for Catedral de la Habana. Here Cubans dressed in their Sunday best and posed for pictures with tourists for small tips.

our guide, Sucil

After visiting this plaza, we stopped in at the Museo de la Revolución. We had to check our large bags as many places require worldwide, but it wasn’t for stealing anything, it was for fear of weapons. I can’t say the museum was terribly exciting to visit as it mostly included pictures and descriptions of the leaders of the revolution rather than memorabilia of any kind, but it was interesting to learn the history of the revolution, to see a few ornate rooms of Batista’s palace, and to witness the bullet holes in an attempted assassination of Batista in 1957. It was also odd to see random busts of presidents along one hallway including Abraham Lincoln. Of course, when we rounded the corner on the bottom floor, our tour guide made sure to explain the next exhibit was a joke. It was called the “Corner of Cretins”. The Cretins were Batista, Reagan, Bush Sr. and W. The signs next to each read, respectively:

“Thank you cretin for helped us TO MAKE THE REVOLUTION”

“Thank you cretin for helped us TO STRENGTHEN THE REVOLUTION” ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Streets of Habana Vieja and Fusterlandia - Part II
Guide Location: Cuba » Havana
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Museo de la Revolución   Fusterlandia   El Canoñazo Paladar  
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
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