It is an institution specializing in Art Empire, ranked one of the five largest in the world and only one of its kind in Cuba. Housed in a mansion built in the 20s of last century, boasts more than 7400 pieces from Napoleon Bonaparte or related to its historical context, including paintings, prints, sculptures, furnishings, costumes, weapons and military equipment, decorative arts, historical artifacts and an extraordinary collection of rare books in French, English and Spaniards Many of the pieces belonged to the sugar magnate Julio Lobo and among them is the emperor’s death mask, taken by his personal physician on the island of santa Elena, Antonmarchi Francisco (1789-1838).
The Napoleonic Museum, founded on December 1961, occupies the building that was home of wealthy Cuban Italian politician Orestes Ferrara. This mansion, whose architectural style mimics a Florentine Renaissance palace of the sixteenth century, was built between 1926 and 1929.
Address: Calle San Miguel No. 1159, esq. Round, Revolution Square, Vedado
Tel: 79 1412/79 1460
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 11:00 to 18:30. Sundays from 09:00 to 12:30