Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, Havana

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Admire the architecture and get a glimpse of Havana through the centuries at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. Formerly the governor's residence, today this late 18th-century Cuban Baroque building houses the city museum. Admire its ornate limestone facade and stained glass windows, then step inside to view exhibits of period furniture, artworks, clothes, weapons, ceramics, and more. Wander the picturesque courtyard, where peacocks roam freely around a statue of Columbus. Plan my Havana trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Go with plenty of time. There are 4 must go to places in Habana. 1 - Palacio de Capitanes y Generales; 2 Museo de Artes Decorativas; 3 Gran Teatro Alicia Alonso (old Centro Gallego); 4 Beaux Arts Muse...  more »
  • I did the tour of the Palacio De los Capitanes General during my visit to Havana. I'm not a passionate history but even to end up in a place that has life, history and a lot of value, it remains impressive. The site is all simply remarkable and great, full of greenery. She is a very nice architecture. It's a beautiful Museum, however for a tourist site I would give a little bit of reno to the toilet. You bring the paper to the case or! Date of stay: November 2015
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  • Cuban friends brought us to the Palace Captain-Generals, and is simpler to the residence of the Spanish governors. For them it was actually built in the year 1780. Very magnificent specimen of colonial Baroque architecture. Now here is the historical Museum of the city of Havana, where a collection of furniture of the 19th century and subjects related to the Spanish colonization. Under palm trees in the courtyard, we saw the monument to Christopher Columbus. Here we sfotkalis. But the Museum's treasures are considered-the Cenotaph of La Giradilla Parish Church (the oldest statue in Cuba) and mirror salon with Venetian mirrors.
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  • An unexpected delight, very modern and engrossing exhibits in a basically open air palacio! Music, dance, history, culture of Cuba (mostly Havana)
  • My family and I visited this museum in November of 2011. On the positive side, There were numerous interesting displays. However, one of the staff appeared helpful and took a picture of my family in one of the rooms - and then asked for a "tip"!
  • A must, the Spanish colonial government. Very good conservation.
  • baroque cobano was build 1776-1791 was the formal govenor residant 1899 the miror roo m was the declared the end of slavery 1902 the first presidant of the republic was anounced here
  • Beautiful Museum, showing different kind of piece of arts and Cuban past.
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