It is located on San Basilio Street in an old building dating from 1889 that mixes the eclectic and neoclassical styles. Here, the visitor can get to know not only the history of rum but also the technology and production techniques used for its making in Cuba and other countries from the Caribbean Basin.
Along the six rooms on the premises, the visitors will learn about the appearance of aguardiente (firewater) and rum as byproducts of the sugar industry, apart from other details regarding their production, bottling process and industrial development to the present day.
Likewise, visitors will find an area with aging casks, where there are also a variety of labels and rum bottles exhibited, from old brands that have already ceased to exist to others that have lived on, such as Matusalén, Santiago, Caribbean Club or Caney. There are even distillery mock-ups.
Besides rum-related objects, some interesting pieces of ornament can also be found in this place, like firefly lamps and crockery glass cabinets.
On the way out, in the bar La Taberna del Ron (The Rum Tavern), true specialists offer the most distinctive cocktails in Cuba, and very particularly, in the city.
Text by: Naryara García Costa
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez
Location: Calle San Basilio, No. 358 esquina a San Félix
Price: $2.00 CUC for foreigners. Nationals: $2.00 CUP
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Bar Taberna Casa del Ron (Rum Museum’s Bar)
Address: Carnicería e/ Santa Lucía y San Basilio.
Bar specializing in nibbles, beverages and all kinds of Cuban rum. 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.