Museo de Ásia
The charming Museo de Ásia (Asia Museum, Mercaderes #111, tel. 07/863-9740, Tues.–Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., entrance CUC1, cameras CUC2, videos CUC10) displays a collection of Asiatica comprising gifts to Fidel from Asian nations. The best rooms are upstairs, containing an array of carved ivory, silverware, mother-of-pearl furniture, kimonos, and Oriental armaments. The museum also includes a small bonsai garden. One of the rooms downstairs doubles as a school classroom.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Cuba, 5th Edition