Museo de Arte Colonial



The Museum of Colonial Art is located in the historic center of Old Havana, specifically in a typical building of colonial architecture located in the Plaza de la Catedral, which belonged to renowned figures from the colonial period as Lieutenant Colonel Don Luis Chacon. The property also hosted the Royal College of Notaries of Havana, the daily discussion and famous liquor company Arechavala.

In 1969 it opened as a museum with the aim of showing the lifestyles, habits and possessions of Cuban bourgeois families at the time of the colony, specifically those arguments to establish a distinctive feature for the aristocracy of the country.

Among its most outstanding examples we can find dinnerware Cuban families, the furniture, the typical bedroom of the time and the garage.

Type: Building

Year built:1969

Address: Calle San Ignacio Nro. 61, entre las calles Empedrado y O’Reilly, Plaza de la Catedral

Area: Old Havana

Phone:+53 8626440

Opening times:mon- sun- 10:00am – 17:00

Author: Juan Sánchez Pereira

Style: Colonial style, Colonial Revival