Things to see and do - Baracoa
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Museo Municipal del Fuerte Matachín :
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Museo Municipal del Fuerte Matachín
Museo Municipal del Fuerte Matachín : Michelin's recommendations
Located in the old Fort Matachín, this museum provides the ideal opportunity to learn more about Baracoa. Among other topics, it traces the history of the Taïnos Indians, a pre-Columbian people who settled here two centuries before the Spanish. It also recounts the legend of "Pelú", and the misery this bushy-beaded vagabond inflicted on the town in the late 19C, ever since when this character has been the embodiment of all the calamities experienced by Baracoa and her inhabitants.