Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, Bayamo

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Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Airport is a regional airport serving the city of Bayamo in the Granma Province of Cuba. It is named for Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.
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  • The tour guides were very helpful and informative. It took about 1-1.5 hours to tour. Price was 1 CUC per person.  more »
  • In this place was born Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, who is considered the father of the nation. Here you can see several items that belonged to him and his family. In this museum you will be able to...  more »
  • Very worthwhile visit to this beautiful colonial house . Rooms and kitchens well furnished in the two floors plus a collections of photographs with interesting information .  more »
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  • Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Birthplace Museum. It was the House that gave birth to Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, father of the Cuban nation. In its interior you can see details of the 1868 revolution against the Spanish troops, as well as objects and original documents which allow to know different facets of life of the nobleman.
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  • It was the House that gave birth to Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, father of the Cuban nation. In its interior you can see details of the revolution of 1868 against Spanish troops, is located in the historical centre of the city, the street Antonio Maceo, number 57, Donato Mármol and José Joaquín Palma, in sharing Christ right in front of the Plaza de la Revolución (former Plaza de Armas) of the annexed town of Bayamo. The construction of the walls of the first level dates from the late 18th century. The plant is in the form of "C" and its structure consists of thick walls of brick and mortar, covered with lime and gypsum plaster. Floors are covered with slabs of clay, hexagonal and rectangular shaped in the style of the time and the ceiling is currently flat type, very simple beam by table system. Access to the building is via three high wooden doors of two leaves, which lead to the main hall. This room is bounded by three arches ornamented with archivolts and communicates with the Interior rooms and a cool Gallery open to the courtyard. The Gallery is supported by seven Tuscan pilasters and runs along the small courtyard, which has been set by a source of neo-classic style, two large iron bowls mounted on two pedestals and flower pots with ornamental plants. There are also a figurine and two banks of marble. A strong ladder of mahogany's two branches with handrails and railings, illuminated by an elliptical oculus, leads to the second level of the House. This level was built in 1833 and has greater artistic richness. Its high walls are decorated with friezes of different shades, as well as having mouldings, ditches and a more finished carpentry. The corridor is limited by a balustrade in wood turning and studs holding the cover. The balcony of the façade, wrought iron, has registered the year of manufacture and the name of the owner of the building and the architect. Three French Board smooth two leaves and topped with lunettes polychrome give access to the balcony and complete the ornamental architectural elements of the building. The substantial features discovered in the House do not respond to a unique style within the Cuban colonial architecture. This is due to that their two levels were built in different times and also the transformations suffered by restorations over the years. However, it may be associated with generally mudejar style that prevailed in the area south of Spain during the 15th century and which was transplanted Cuba after the conquest. This is a successful combination of solidity in the layout of plants and building materials used in foundations and walls; and the varied decoration of facades and interiors, with optimum use of natural light and space for air circulation. All these features make the very attractive building from the aesthetic point of view, and arouse the interest of scholars of Cuban history and art, as well as bayameses of all ages the local culture lovers and visitors from other latitudes, which they are impressed with the beauty of this former Manor House. As the only surviving double-decker property historical fire of the city of Bayamo during the first war of independence, the House was protagonist of several events of relevance to the local and national culture. The first owners of the House were precisely the parents of Cespedes, who kept it in his possession for not less than 40 years; as it is known with certainty that, in 1830, sold the property to José Manuel Medina, Creole who held the position of intendant of finance, the city.
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  • Museum honoring the life and work of the father of the Cuban nation, history and rebellion
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