The Museo de la Danza (Dance Museum) is located in an eclectic mansion in Vedado. The museum exhibits a rich collection of objects from the history of Cuban dance, among which are some personal belongings of famous former dancer Alicia Alonso, who founded the National Ballet of Cuba, and she is precisely the live soul of this Museum. The exhibition room dedicated to Alonso displays her costume for Giselle's first act, a ballet play that opened her vertiginous way to stardom, as well as her costume for Carmen (designed by Salvador Fernández), another of her mythical characters. Its halls contain several collections of the dressing room items, photographs, paintings, engravings of the old Tacón Theater, and pieces ranging from 16th century to contemporary society. The most ancient piece in the Museum is a book by Raoul Auger Feuillet, The Art of Writing Dance, from 1700, with demonstrative signs and letters, a gift given to Alicia. The collection of the Dance Museum is extremely valuable, a true treasure thanks to which this apparently intangible art can be trapped.