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casa Velasquez

Plaza de la Cattedral | Fronte Catterale E Hotel Casa Grande, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Authentic great building and museum

Just between Casa Granda and the corner you can find this museum stuffed with old furniture... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Denes222
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Szeged, Hungary
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Grand Spanish House

This is so surprising and interesting because it's full of beautiful old furniture, decorative... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
milliesmum2016
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Plaza de la Cattedral | Fronte Catterale E Hotel Casa Grande, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just between Casa Granda and the corner you can find this museum stuffed with old furniture, statues, pictures, paintings. Take a look, max 20 minutes. Worth a visit !

Thank Denes222
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is so surprising and interesting because it's full of beautiful old furniture, decorative objects and household equipment from the 18th and 19th centuries mostly and it makes you realise what a wealthy economy the Spanish enjoyed here back in the day. I even saw...More

Thank milliesmum2016
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This house which is the oldest in Santiago and it was the house of the first governor of Cuba (Diego Velasquez). The house is now a museum showing some antique furniture and some objects of that period.

Thank Rosario_it
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you're into old furniture and knick knacks imported from Europe, spend 45 minutes strolling through this old home situated next to Cespedes Plaza. No signs in English, but friendly women who will accompany you with the expectation of a small gratuity. The entrance fee...More

1  Thank alaskantravelnut
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Well worth a visit and it could take up to half a hour to view this house. But probably not woth taking a guide - very expensive.

1  Thank Ian L
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

It's amazing that this house has survived almost 500 years. The staff have done great work finding furniture that is appropriate to the different eras over that time, and their presentation explaining the history of the house was excellent.

1  Thank nunezm285
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

A must see. The house is very well kept and full of interest. At certain times there is live music. You get a real feel of the early spanish period in cuba.

1  Thank kenstrachan
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Velasquez was a key figure in Cuba's colonial history and his house is one of the most important in Cuba for it's architecture and understanding this period of a then new nation.

Thank PierreTraveler
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a very nice plaza next to the catherdral with a nice place to eat on top of the hotel on the corner.

Thank jwhitehouse
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great place to see all the people out and about on a busy sunny day while on a day trip down with our taxi driver Leo in his 55 Chevron.lots of street vendors selling food and clothing,leather,jewellery and an old organ playing.

Thank Susanlockyer
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