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Diego Velazquez Museum

Felix Pena 612, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
+53 22 652652
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The Must See historical site

Many people do not realize that Santiago was the capitial of Cuba and the most important port for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
migzubi
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Cleveland, Ohio
Enjoyable

As the home of the Island's first European governor, this was a very enjoyable window into how... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SkykomishBob
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Olympia, Washington
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Felix Pena 612, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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+53 22 652652
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"diego velazquez"
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"oldest building"
in 8 reviews
"antique furniture"
in 5 reviews
"decorative arts"
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"moorish influence"
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"beautiful collection"
in 2 reviews
"mish mash"
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"spanish colonial house"
in 2 reviews
"mudejar style"
in 2 reviews
"colonial history"
in 4 reviews
"old days"
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"old house"
in 3 reviews
"interesting visit"
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"on display"
in 4 reviews
"a lot of fun"
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"latin america"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many people do not realize that Santiago was the capitial of Cuba and the most important port for the Spanish at the begining of the colonial period. This house is filled with artifacts from the colonial period. I was amazed how many artifacts had servived...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the home of the Island's first European governor, this was a very enjoyable window into how wealthy Spaniards lived in Cuba centuries before independence. Said to be the oldest home in Cuba, now it houses furniture from various eras. It is also a reminder...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is in fact two houses joined together. At the front is the oldest house in Santiago de Cuba - some say in Cuba itself, constructed from 1516 to 1530 for the governor Diego Velazquez, with historic Mudejar-style interiors; it is then connected to...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

A typical Spanish colonial house, built for the governor in a Moorish style. We saw some original features and some which had been restored after a fire, some original furniture and fittings.

Thank Angela G
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

This is a very easy an enjoyable spot to visit right in the middle of one of Santiago's main squares. Across from a magnificent cathedral and several other old buildings, all overlooking the picture postcard bay.

Thank Greg R
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

We enjoyed the oldest house in Cuba - some lovely architecture and furniture and very helpful guides. A change from the hurly burly of the square outside.

Thank John B
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Nearly four hundred years separating "the oldest" Spanish Colonial house in the Americas ("Diego Velazquez Museum") and its late 19th century successor, but the essentials remarkably the same: back to the street, interior courtyard, high ceilings, sparse furniture ..... always minding the circulation of fresh...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Such a beautiful place that I would gladly built rplica for myself if only I could afford it. Really well preserved with beautiful collection of furnitures, porcelain and even venetian glass. Staff guides with goo English provideing with all inormation. Will visit againg if back...More

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Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

This tour was so funny because of the guide we had. He made us listen and really understand everything he was saying. A lot of fun.

Thank Renée K
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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

This attraction was made much more interesting by the guides that populate the museum. The architecture, historic fire, furnishing from several periods need to be explained to comprehend. Some nice, relevant art and artifacts in various rooms and a building that beats the heat (Moorish...More

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Lydia S
April 27, 2015|
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Response from TwoSK | Reviewed this property |
Too late for Lydia, but for anyone else... it cost $2CUC for adults, free for kids, $5CUC for your camera.
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