Things to do in Matanzas

(Last Updated On: 11. March 2018)If you stay a couple of days in one of the resorts in Varadero, maybe you would like to do more things and visit more places than only in Varadero (described here). In this case you can rent a car and drive to Havana, Trinidad, Santiago de Cuba or other well known spots in Cuba. But in case you would like to something in the vicinity of Varadero, I can recommend you to visit the town called Matanzas and the pharmaceutical museum, called “Museo Farmacéutico de Matanzas”. If you ask me, this museum is an absolute highlight and if you like historical things, this will be the right place for you. What is the pharmaceutical museum? The Museo Farmaceutico was originally a normal pharmacy and it belonged to a doctor named Dr. Ernesto Triolet and Juan Fermín de Figueroa. For that reason this museum is also called the Triolet Pharmacy or in spanish: Farmacia Triolet. The pharmacy opened in the year 1882 and was shut down in 1964 due to the Cuban Revolution in the year 1959. After that it was turned into a museum. The whole equipment here is in the original condition and takes you to a nostalgic journey into the past. When you walk through the rooms, you will feel the spirit of the history and will see things, which are hard to find elsewhere. Check out these pics, folks: More pics of the pharmaceutical museum you will find in my Cuba … Continue reading Things to do in Matanzas