Casa de Diego Velazquez, Santiago de Cuba

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History Museum Museum
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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  • This house was hyped on TripAdvisor, and we love old houses, so we went. There were docents of a sort in many of the rooms, but they spoke little English. Many items from around the world were on disp...  more »
  • Beautiful wooden ceilings and furniture .Very knowledgeable guides. A good picture of how the Velasquez family lived  more »
  • The oldest building in Cuba and home to the first governor of Cuba who founded the first 8 cities of this fantastic country. Excellent guides make this place come alive.  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 🔴🔵⚪