Casa de Diego Velazquez, Santiago de Cuba

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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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  • August 9, 2017
    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 »
  • August 3, 2017
    Diego Velázques House or the oldest House in Cuba, as many know it, is a place of incredible, with wooden floor and steeped in history. Here you feel the contact with the story, you feel that you travel in time. It also has an impressive and well-preserved architecture. It is a place that anyone visiting Cuba, should not miss.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Definitely one of the best visits made to Santiago. We were fortunate to be accompanied by a french-speaking guide. It sure helped us to appreciate this museum. The building and all the furniture therein are in excellent condition and very well maintained. You won't regret your visit.
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  • March 6, 2017
    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:)
  • February 25, 2017
    Nice history museum
  • February 6, 2017
    Small colonial Museum with a view of the Basilica, the hotel Casa Granda, the municipal office. and the parque Cespedes.
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  • January 5, 2017
    Cuba museums are all specific, dedicated to the Spanish konkwistadorowi.
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  • January 24, 2016
    Yo vivía a 3 cuadras de hay.como estraño a cuba 🔴🔵⚪

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