Diego Velázquez Museum

Diego Velázquez Museum, Santiago de Cuba: Address, Phone Number, Diego Velázquez Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Diego Velázquez Museum
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Betula103
Australia7,898 contributions
Early Cuban History
Jan 2020
The museum is in one of the oldest houses in Cuba since it dates from 1516. Casa de Diego Velázquez house has lattice screens. The Museo de Ambiente Histórico Cubano has a wonderful collection of furniture from the 1600's to the 1800's and I liked the way that it was displayed in chronological order. Unlike some places it was possible to freely take photos and video. The guide's explanations were very clear and informative.
Written March 5, 2020
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Lavita è
Louisville, KY90 contributions
A gem in Santiago de Cuba
Jun 2019 • Family
majestic, beautiful view and history. named in honor of Diego Velazquez but it should have the name of Hernando Soto. I recommend this experience because is unique. It is a balcony where you can see the bay and the surroundings. Simply beautiful.
Written July 4, 2019
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ukraine12
Kapellen, Belgium84 contributions
Very beautiful museum
Apr 2019 • Couples
This was one of the best in Cuba. Gave a good impression of how people lived in the past. We got a bit of a tour and the lady told us lots of details. We could take pictures without paying extra...
Written April 19, 2019
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dharmapitt
Vientiane, Laos171 contributions
Historic house of the first conquistador
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is a must see - a beautiful preserved house with Moorish wooden ceilings and latticed windows. There is an exquisite collection of furniture - mahogany and cedar wood. The house also has its own gold smelting furnace.
Written April 18, 2019
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MazP73
Wells, UK127 contributions
Fantastic guide
Feb 2019 • Couples
Spent a good 40 mins being shown around the oldest house in Cuba with a very knowledgeable guide who really knew his stuff
Written February 24, 2019
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Nicoleta
Montreal, Canada3 contributions
The jewel of my trip
Feb 2019 • Family
I would of spent much more time in here but I visited with 2 youngsters and they were on the verge to leave from the moment we stepped in. The guide English was a bit too basic on my taste to enjoy all of the explanations
Written February 18, 2019
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Olga V
Zagreb, Croatia38 contributions
Wanderful old house
Dec 2018
In the centre of Santiago de Cuba stands nice wodden house of Diego Velazquez. Very beautiful rooms with something special in the air (I think here exists history from old time) show one different world - not good men but beauty of architecture and design.
Written February 12, 2019
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Jim M
Hereford, UK19 contributions
Historic
Feb 2019 • Couples
One of the better Cuba museums. As with most, the building is the highlight. The staff try to be helpful though their English is basic and there are no written displays
Written February 9, 2019
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Ilene S
Hollywood, FL282 contributions
Historical and Interesting
Jan 2019 • Couples
I enjoyed visiting here because I think it’s amazing the house is still intact. It had a fire in one section but was restored. It is more moorish/ Alhambra like. He also had a furnace for melting gold there and turning it into coins. I would say go there.
Written January 26, 2019
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seasonedvisitor
Brisbane, Australia718 contributions
Very well preserved
Dec 2018 • Friends
The house is kept in pristine conditions and is amazing to be in a place full of history. Santiago is the real start of the colonization of America by the Spanish and in this house pass many of the conquistadors.
Written January 23, 2019
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