The impressive building on the Plaza de la Revolución was once the Presidential Palace of Cuba. It now houses the Museo de la Revolución. The palace, which has a turbulent past, was world news in 1957 when a group of students rose up in rebellion against the former regime.
The Museum of the Revolution is dedicated both to the Cuban Revolution and the history of Cuba in general. The building alone is worth a visit: the exuberantly decorated interior and impressive architecture are fabulous, demonstrating the power of the country’s leaders. The museum itself first and foremost sheds light on the cause of the revolution, even though the facts presented are probably somewhat one-sided.