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Address: Felix Pena 612, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Phone Number: 022652652
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Nice Museum

Had a guided tour in English. Guide was knowledgeable and gave lots of interesting information, albeit in a monotone. There are some nice bits and pieces and furniture inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
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Vermont, USA
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71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautifully restored building is said to be the oldest in Cuba, and was home to early governor Velasquez. It has many rooms of period furniture, depicting Spanish, Dutch and French influences on decorative arts, and historically important artifacts. The central courtyard is a shady spot to sit out of the midday heat. There are many guides to tell you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Had a guided tour in English. Guide was knowledgeable and gave lots of interesting information, albeit in a monotone. There are some nice bits and pieces and furniture inside.

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1 Thank itinerant2010
Berlin, Germany
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63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I loved this house and museum. It's the oldest building in Cuba and it hosts the Museo de Ambiente Histórico Cubano. It is definitely worth a visit and you will jump in the 16th century.

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1 Thank TheEuropean79
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Ancient building right on the main square full of a pot pourri of antiques from around the world which helps illustrate Cuba's colonial past

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1 Thank Sara W
Kent
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159 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Some fantastic displays in each room. The woodwork was particularly fabulous for me - the detailed ceilings (make sure you look up in the corners). Was also helped by a Cuban band practising in the forecourt. Added to the atmosphere.

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1 Thank Twickers68
Vermont, USA
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125 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This small museum located just off Parque Cespedes has a beautiful collection of old furniture, furnishings and pottery. It also has the remains of a foundry in one corner--copper?

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1 Thank VermontTeacher44
Sofia, Bulgaria
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Interesting to see - the building, furniture, objects form the epoch. It is conveniently located on the street framing the central plaza.

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1 Thank YoliVH
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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1 Thank Lazaruuus
Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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2 Thank JJ M
New Westminster, Canada
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317 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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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