Municipal Historical Museum Juan Gualberto Gómez: Singular Witness to Sugar Refineries and Patriots
In Unión de Reyes, southeast of the province of Matanzas, you can find the Municipal Historical Museum Juan Gualberto Gómez, one of the cultural institutions that tells best the story of sugar refineries in Cuba, especially in this territory.
The Museum is located near important cultural and trade centers and close to the Parish Church. Among its most valuable collections there are objects that belonged to the patriot Juan Gualberto Gómez and the poet Regino Pedroso, fans from the 19th century, weapons that were used during the independence wars and capitulation agreements from the councils of Cidra, Alacranes and Cabezas.
The building that works as venue for this museum dates from the 19th century, specifically between 1882 and 1884. With an eclectic style, it has a great porch and large windows that draw attention due to their elegance and sobriety.
The Municipal Museum Juan Gualberto Gómez, a National Monument, was founded on April 16th, 1982. It has several exhibition halls devoted to the city, the sugar industry, the independence wars, the Republic, and the Revolution.
Address: Calle Comandante Fajardo Nro. 7, e/ Benito Ferrer y Rubén Martínez Villena.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Sunday: 9.00 a.m. a 1.00 p.m.