Casa de Diego Velazquez, Santiago de Cuba

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#1 of 7 in Museums in Santiago de Cuba Province
Intricate details carved in dark wood make Casa de Diego Velazquez a desirable destination for visitors interested in learning more about Cuba's rich cultural and artistic heritage. Built between 1516 and 1530, the house remains the oldest building one the island, which once served as the residences of Spanish conqueror and first governor Diego Velazquez. Each room presents a window into the past, featuring French porcelain, Spanish ceramics, and other decorative objects with an obvious Moorish twist. To get the most out of your experience, visit the museum with an English-speaking guide. Plan my Santiago de Cuba trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • This house is the oldest in Cuba, and a tour through it is thoroughly worth while. We were lucky to have an elderly guide with a strong sense of history and well as excellent English. The architecture...  more »
  • The House is well maintained and there are many girls who, in addition to controlling the tourists, explain again what we observe in the different rooms.
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  • This is a great old house to look around and really interesting. I would recommend it for an hour or so. However, I totally agree with a previous reviewer's comments about the docents who hang around ...  more »
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  • Nice museum and worth your time and money. Ask someone to give you info about this place because it has some secretes. Next to stairs on second floor you'll find an old table. Pull 2 block's which are looked like a book and you'll find a secret box:)
  • Nice history museum
  • Small colonial Museum with a view of the Basilica, the hotel Casa Granda, the municipal office. and the parque Cespedes.
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  • Cuba museums are all specific, dedicated to the Spanish konkwistadorowi.
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  • Yo vivía a 3 cuadras de hay.como estraño a cuba 🔴🔵⚪

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