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Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum

Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum © CNPC Cuba
Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum © CNPC Cuba

The world's largest family-owned spirits company, Bacardi started producing rum in Santiago way back in 1862. Forced to flee the country after the Cuban Revolution in 1959, Bacardi drinks aren't found in Cuba today, but the brand still strongly associates itself with the country. The Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum houses the patriarch's private art and antique collections, serving not as a rum museum but as an insight into the life of the famous family's historical artefacts. While there aren't distillery tours, the original factory still stands in Santiago where no doubt the fruit bats that inspired the world-famous Bacardi logo still nest in its rafters.

Address: Calle Pio Rosado No. 552 e/Aguilera y Heredia