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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  • In the main square of Santiago, be sure to meet one of the first houses of the Americas. Built for Governor Velazquez in the 16th century, it is very well preserved and has antique furniture as well.
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  • Founded in 1515 by the Spanish conqueror Diego Velzquez, the city retains countless places reminiscent of this era, which changed the course of the island's history, and many other later eras, the most important of which is reflected in the footprint that they left in the architecture, art and traditions of the local people, the Santiagueros.
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  • There are two visits in one. On the one hand the visit to the house of Diego Velázquez of which remains the construction, the windows, the distribution and a few other things (there was a fire that destroyed part of the roof ) On the other hand a museum with furniture of the 17th and 18th centuries. Both elements are very well presented by the museum's guides. Don't miss it.
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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
  • Museum-House to be seen absolutely. It Probably does not preserve treasures from the priceless historical value, but faithfully represents the memory, the beauty of the structural and architectural details, the majesty of the precious Woods conserved well, for what was the first Spanish house in America.
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  • I'VE SAID IT A THOUSAND TIMES AND I WILL NEVER TIRE OF REPEATING IT... THE CUBAN MUSEUMS ARE ALL WORTH VISITING... THEY ARE PERHAPS POOR OR SIMPLE AND DO NOT EXPOSE ANYTHING STRIKING BUT IF YOU ARE ACCOMPANIED BY A GUIDE YOU WILL LEARN NICE AND INSTRUCTIVE THINGS AND ENRICH YOUR CULTURAL BAGGAGE THIS IS THEN DEDICATED TO THE OLDEST HOUSE IN CUBA AND ALL THE DETAILS ARCHITECTONIC ARE WELL PRESERVED... TO SEE
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  • 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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