African Museum: collection from 38 countries

It is located in an old colonial palace in Old Havana, and it was inaugurated in 1986.

It holds valuable collections from 38 countries of this continent. It is enriched with the important Afro-Cuban collection of the researcher Don Fernando Ortiz and the African Collection of the President Fidel Castro.

It exhibits valuable original pieces related with the period of slavery in Cuba, as sackles and stocks. The rooms of the museum permit to appreciate not only works of contemporary art of Central and South Africa, but also personal objects, original handcrafts, rituals and music from those places.

Considering the ethnographic character of the museum it has a library specialized on African religions. There are also transitory exhibitions of Cuban artists whose works are related with the field of the institution.

In this institution makes ethnic and cultural research of the nations represented in it, and mainly of those with a great influence in the Cuban culture.

The Museum Casa de Africa is a center of studies and meeting place of researchers, ethnologist, linguists and experts on African and Afro-Cuban studies, to expose and published the results of their works


Address: 157 Obrapía Street, between Mercaderes and San Ignacio, Old Havana. Open from Tuesdays through Saturdays 9:00 am to 17:00 pm; Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
The visits and night shows are scheduled by the turisim agencies.
Entrance: $2.00CUC. Plus Photo Camera: $2.00CUC
Night activities: $5.00CUC
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