Casa de Diego Velazquez, Santiago de Cuba
(4.1/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Santiago de Cuba travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Casa de Diego Velazquez and other attractions in Santiago de Cuba.
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  • To know the history of the Santiago, how they lived at the time rich and potentates descendants of Spaniards who were on the island.
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  • It is not only recommended by what it contains, but also by their guides. It made us a girl that knew very well the history of Santiago and his people, and that made us enjoy your city tour. Certainly recommended.
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  • On-site Cespedes this wonderful home is the first colonial House on the island it dates from 1519 in Andalusian Arabic style and has been beautifully restored. It was built by Diego Velasquez Spanish Conqueror and first Governor of Cuba. It is transformed into a museum where you can see furniture and dishes of different periods Cuban
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  • Very interesting. It is worth. Fantastic and historically a House a jewel. We had a guide (of the House) who explained everything in a way consistent and professionally. Really interesting. Worth a look in.
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  • Very nice
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  • I lived 3 blocks from hay.como strange to cuba 🔴🔵⚪
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