Museo de Artes Decorativas: European and Oriental Antiquities
A deluxe museum with over 33,000 pieces! This is a must see for history and art aficionados.
Covering Louis XV's, Louis XVI's and Napoleon III's French reigns, as well as the XVI centuries and XX of the Orient (principally China) this eclectic museum covering pre-revolutionary art, furnishings and paraphenalia is the most comprehensive of it's kind in Cuba.
Within an elaborate 12 room mansion you will see Art Nouveau, English, French, Oriental and classical pieces, including Marie Antoinettes desk originating from the Palace of Versailles, collected by Cuba's opulent class over hundreds of years before the triumph of the revolution.
See jewels and valuables that belonged to María Luisa Gómez Mena, countess of Revilla of Camargo, one of the wealthiest Cuban aristocrats. The countess emigrated to the United States after the revolution and in her haste left a treasure of valuable artifacts that you may now enjoy.
Calle 17 #502, e/ D y E, Vedado
Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Claudia Edith García