Cultural options in Havana
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- Arts and Culture
- 10 / 02 / 2006
The Cuban capital, the major tourist destination in the Caribbean Island, offers foreign tourists varied cultural options, which are highly demanded by visitors.
One of those options is the Napoleonic Museum, which shows the world the existence of universal culture in Cuba.
Founded in December 1961, the museum exhibits objects related to Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and to outstanding personalities linked to his life and work.
According to experts, the institution is the most important museum of its kind in Latin America, and holds a large collection of artworks that attract visitors.
The museum also shows the art of the French Empire, with a collection of more than 7,400 pieces, including paintings, engravings and sculptures.
Also on display are suits, military equipment and weapons, decorative arts, historic objects and a large collection of rare and valuable books in French, English and Spanish.