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. Plan my Santiago de Cuba trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • This is a beautifully maintained colonial mansion. We had a very informative tour with an English speaking guide that helped to put the historical significance into perspective. The furnishings are lo...  more »
  • Beautiful exhibition with beautiful and valuable objects. Good leadership. Heat a nice, cool place.
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  • This museum was the former house of Governor Diego Velasquez, today, through its furniture, shows several stages of colony style. It is a beautiful place located downtown and a must do visit, if you a...  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
  • If it were possible, swear them that I had been to live in this huge House, full of historical memory, physical beauty, stately splendor, fine woods and interesting reminders of what was the first House that a Spanish had in AMERICA. Nothing else therefore is a must in Santiago de Cuba.
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  • The Spanish invaders Velazquez's 16. yy House also in Castro's revolution is declared the victory of balcony/Spanish Diego Velazquez house from 16th cant. and Fidel Castro had announced the victory of revolution from this house's balcony.
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  • Small colonial Museum with a view of the Basilica, the hotel Casa Granda, the municipal office. and the parque Cespedes.
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