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Address: Felix Pena 612, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Activities: City walk sightseeing

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Interesting building

This costs a couple of CUC to get in and is worth the visit to escape the heat - it was 38C when we were there. The building is dark but gives a good impression of how the other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is absolutely charming and definitely worth a visit! You'll see the interesting evolution of Senor Diego Velazquez's traditional house through the centuries with each room and its decorations representing a period of time. The ladies working there are a great source of information and really nice, don't hesitate to ask them questions!

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was one of the most interesting historical places in all of Cuba. It's the oldest building still standing in the country and is remarkably big considering its early construction. The guides are informative and it's well worth the cheap entrance fee.

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Just to tell it at the beginning: In contrast to most reviews I was writing, this is a very personal one. I was deeply disappointed by this museum (official name: Museo de Ambiente Histprico, Casa de Diego Velazquez). The house is nice and also the pieces on display appear to be interesting. But there were no labels, not even in... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I think it is the oldest house in the Americas. The old ladies that guide you are quite nice and know a lot about the history of the house.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Really enjoyed this museum. Very interesting with some wonderful pieces of furniture. Guide was excellent. Would recommend. Like all museums etc there is a 5CUC charge for photos

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We loved this museum and particularly the man who took us around it who was extremely knowledgeable. His son came around with us and was very well behaved too, even though it was probably boring for him. Definitely recommend a visit inside. Apart from the great history, its lovely and cool too in the heat of the day, which was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This costs a couple of CUC to get in and is worth the visit to escape the heat - it was 38C when we were there. The building is dark but gives a good impression of how the other half lived in the early days of the Spanish conquest.

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Williams Lake, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This house dates back to 1522 and was the residence of the first governor. We were delighted to be given an extensive tour by the curator, who had studied and taught history in Santiago de Cuba for many years. He was delightful and welcomed our extensive array of questions on Cuban history - we learnt so much from him and... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Somewhat interesting architecture and furniture. Lots of history. Few good views of the plaza via ornate windows.

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Rocky River, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is the oldest house in Santiago. It is located right near the Cathedral and City Hall of Santiago where Fidel announced the success of the revolution in 1059. It is a beautiful area to walk around. The house is full of antique furniture and you can see the styles that evolved in Cuba. History of fires and hurricanes have... More 

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