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Diego Velazquez Museum

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Address: Felix Pena 612, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Phone Number: 022652652
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Oldest house in Cuba

Well worth a visit to see how the original house was furnished. Could have benefited from English language guides or documents

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see how the original house was furnished. Could have benefited from English language guides or documents

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Architecturally an interesting building to visit in order to understand colonial buildings in Cuba. Some interesting facts about local history are displayed on the walls in the ground floor. Must know Spanish to take full advantage of the info around. Don't miss out the 'oven' where the gold bars were made back when the building was the local 'central bank'.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This house dates back to 1522, its origin a trading house and gold foundry which provided lodging to our conqueror upstairs Lots of period furnishings and a two-way screen whereby one can peep without being observed. There are notable Moorish tones as the Turks reigned supreme in those days. Its a mish-mash of English, French and Spanish furnishings, ceramics, carved... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Loved this building. We got a bit of insight into the colonial history of Santiago. A great way to spend a couple of hours

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is the place that you can not miss if you go to Santiago de Cuba, all the history of the beginning of this city is there, how was the life of the people at that time.Ask for Jorge Jordan, he is one of the best historian on that place.

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It's great to walk here and experience how it must have been to live in this house. There are soo many items on display that show what it should have been. Each room has great furniture and a guide that (unsolicited) will tell you a story and keep in mind a little tip is welcomed.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The house is interesting in itself The furniture is something of an accumulation rather than telling a story. Our ancient guide was helpful and had a good knowledge of the content. As is is in the Cespedes Park Square it is in a convenient palce for a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Every employee in there was just waiting for us to look at something, then approached us and gave us unnecessary information in bad spoken English. In return, they wanted money of course. We've seen people running away from staff members in there to get out of an uncomfortable situation. Skip this place and its greedy employees unless you're a huge... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This was a really interesting museum with many artifacts from colonial times. We had a volunteer guide who was probably at least 90 who was the sweetest soul one could imagine. A nice tip is a huge kindness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is worth a visit to see a good example of how people lived when the Spanish first colonised Cuba. There are excellent examples of furniture, glassware and China and the rooms are set up as they would have been. The guides are informative and helpful and it's worth paying the fee to be able to take photos as there... More 

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