Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean

Cuba - Museo La Isabelica (La Isabelica Museum)

This site was the coffee plantation of French colonist Víctor Constantan Couzo, which kept a work party of 25 slaves. Today it is a museum with 17 exhibit halls, showing 598 objects linked to the French-Haitian emigration. Around the house are the coffee mill, a lime kiln, rainwater cistern and the slave barracks.  


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La Isabelica was declared National Monument on December 30th, 1991, as part of a group of French coffee plantations in the south-eastern region of Cuba.

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Founding Date

1961 May 18


Conservation of Cultural Heritage


Carretera de la Gran Piedra Km 14, Santiago de Cuba

Person in charge

Marisledy Bronett Horrutinier -

Objectives of the institution

Research, rescue, inventorying, exhibiting, preserving, promoting, programming and using of the various expressions of cultural heritage it holds, in particular the ethnographic collections linked to slavery and coffee growing in Cuba.