The history of Regla was born in the sea shore, it has influenced its abundance of links between process and essential events in Havana and the whole country.
The museum inaugurated in December 29th, 1982, illustrates in its four rooms the origin of the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Regla, the evolution of the town from in the 17th and 18th Centuries, and the economic activity in the Havana harbour in the 19th Century, the action of Europeans, African and Asian immigrants, as well as the participation of the native population in the events of the war of independence in the Island.
The rooms dedicated to the native's religious syncretism show the worship of Yemaya. She is the patroness of the bay of Havana, and her feast is celebrated every September 7th with a procession through all the streets of the town.
The room exhibits holy objects, attributes, and ritual seats. A privileged place has the mysterious Ifá board and its shells. The Museum of Regla has in its main building diverse exhibitions all through the year, to present art collections, mainly of painting and engravings. Regla treasures a valuable holdings of this latter form of art.
The pieces of art from its seashore perspective includes engravers of the colonial times up to creation of contemporary artists as the pioneer of the Cuban Association of Engravers, maestro Carmelo González.
Address: 158 Martí Street, between Eduardo Facciolo and La Piedra Streets, Regla, Havana City.
Open: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays From 9:00 to 18:00; Wednesdays from 13:00 to 20:30 and Sundays from 9:00 to 12:30
Entrance for adults and children over 12 years old$ 2.00CUC
Scheduled visit $3:00CUC
Telf. (537) 97-6989
Fee per picture taken inside the institution: $1CUC.