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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  • Two exceptional, fully furnished buildings and apparently still living their life of each era, and attractive XIX trinkets; very well documented, led by a tour guide perfect! A place not to be missed under any pretext for Cuba (perhaps the best visit that we made there)
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  • A visit to this house allows you to see the Moorish influence in vogue at the time of its construction in the 1500s. It's remarkably well preserved, and is interesting for both its construction (inclu...  more »
  • An architectural marvel that has survived the centuries and hurricanes! Very nice historic must-see House
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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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