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Finca Vigía
Finca Vigía was the home of Ernest Hemingway in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, and now houses a museum. The house was built in 1886 on a hill near Havana by Catalan architect Miguel Pascual y Baguer. Hemingway lived in the house from 1939 to 1961. It was at Finca Vigía that he wrote most of The Old Man and the Sea and For Whom the Bell Tolls.

National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana
The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana, (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana) in Havana, Cuba is a museum of Fine Arts that exhibits Cuban art collections from the colonial times up to contemporary generations. It was founded on February 23, 1913 due to the efforts of its first director, Emilio Heredia, a well-known architect. After frequent moves it was finally placed on the block once occupied by the old Colon Market.

José Martí Memorial
The José Martí Memorial is a memorial to José Martí, the national hero of Cuba, located on the northern side of the Plaza de la Revolución in the Vedado area of Havana. It consists of a star-shaped tower, a statue of Martí surrounded by six columns, and gardens.

Presidio Modelo
The Presidio Modelo was a "model prison" of Panopticon design, built on the former Isla de Pinos (now the Isla de la Juventud) in Cuba (in fact built after the model of Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois). The prison now serves as a museum and is declared a National Monument, and the old administration-building now serves as a school and research centre for young people.

Museum of the Revolution
The Museum of the Revolution is a museum located in the Old Havana section of Havana, Cuba. The museum is housed in what was the Presidential Palace of all Cuban presidents from Mario García Menocal to Fulgencio Batista. It became the Museum of the Revolution during the years following the Cuban revolution.

Museo Nacional
El Museo Nacional, creado en 1913, tuvo su sede propia desde 1954 al construírse el edificio conocido desde entonces como Palacio de Bellas Artes, que reemplazaba a su vez al viejo edificio del Mercado de Colón (1884). Ciertas deficiencias programáticas del museo se agudizaron cada vez mas por el gran crecimiento de las colecciones, hasta hacerse definitivamente críticas en los años mas recientes.

National Museum of Natural History of Cuba
During more than 100 years, up to the sixth decade of the present century, natural history collections in Cuba were instrumental either in teaching at university faculties and other centers of formal education, or for research at governmental agencies or private institution. Beside some failed attempts during such a long span, Cuba was unable to set up a natural history museum, as an independent institution committed to the basic functions of collecting, research, and public education.

Provincial Vicente García Historical Museum
The Provincial Vicente García Historical Museum rises majestically in the heart of Las Tunas City. In the opinion of architects, the building is a true expression of eclecticism. Others consider it a principal reference to local geography. Undoubtedly, it is an incomparable symbol of history and identity.

Havana Museum of Decorative Arts
The Museum of Decorative Arts (Museo de Artes Decorativas), in the Vedado district of Havana, Cuba it's a decoravite arts museum in the former residence of the Maria Luisa Gomez Mena viuda de Cagiga, Countess of Revilla de Camargo, sister of Jose Gomez Mena, the owner of the Manzana de Gomez. It was it was designed in Paris by architects P. Virad and M. Destuque, inspired in French Renaissance and was built between 1924 and 1927 in a neo-classical style.


Mausoleo Che Guevara
The Mausoleo Che Guevara (Che Guevara Mausoleum) is a mausoleum in Santa Clara, Cuba. It houses the remains of Che Guevara and sixteen of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 during the Bolivia campaign. Guevara was laid to rest with full military honors on 17 October 1997 after his exhumed remains were returned to Cuba from Bolivia.

Museo Historico Provincial de Matanzas
Palacio de Junco nka the Museo Historico Provincial de Matanzas was built for the del Junco family in Matanzas between 1835-1838. It has housed the Museo Historico Provincial de Matanzas since 1980. It is located at the Plaza de La Viga on Milanes Street, between Magdalena and Ayllon streets in Matanzas, Cuba. It is an outstanding example of Matanzas' 19th century houses. Its arcades on both the ground and first floors are reminiscent of the 18th century houses around the Plaza Vieja in Havana.