Museo de la Ruta del Esclavo

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What better place to house the Museo de la Ruta del Esclavo than the Castillo de San Severino. This historic fortress was rebuilt by enslaved Africans who were shipped from West Africa to work on the sugar and coffee plantations. Opened in 2009, the museum tells the inhumane story of the slave trade that took the world captive for a few centuries. Cuba was one of the most favored destinations of slave ships. The Atlanta Crossing was a brutal journey where thousands of such slaves died enroute. The various illustrations, displays, artifacts, photographs, texts and witnesses accounts are exhibited in four halls of the museum. The museum gives an insight about slavery and the importance of freedom.

Location:  Avenida del Muelle, Castillo de San Severino

Business hours:  Mo-Su 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.