Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center

#9 in Best Things To Do in Miami
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Key Info

1465 SW 8th St #106

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Entertainment and Nightlife, Museums, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.2scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Coalescing the stories of Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, the Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center serves as a stalwart for traditional Cuban culture. The museum houses pre-revolution Cuban art, from 1800 to the 1960s, as well as modern Cuban artists. As a performing arts center, the Cubaocho showcases Cuban music and dance. What's more, the Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center doubles as a store, as many of the items you see in the museum are for sale.

Past travelers suggest stopping by the attraction for a drink (they offer mojitos to go) and maybe a cigar. In the evening, live music serenades visitors while they dance or take in the curated Cuban art. Many of the Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center's recent guests stopped by on a walking tour of Little Havana, but Cubaocho warrants a visit in and of itself.

The Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center boasts a position in the heart of Little Havana on the historic Calle Ocho. The Nos. 8 and 207 bus routes take travelers the 2 miles between downtown Miami and the attraction. Entrance to the Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center is free. The museum is open Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit the official website for more information.

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