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Diego Velazquez Museum

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Address: Felix Pena 612, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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THE OLDEST HOUSE IN LATIN AMERICA

Beautiful wooden ceilings and furniture .Very knowledgeable guides. A good picture of how the Velasquez family lived

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Bimingham
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful wooden ceilings and furniture .Very knowledgeable guides. A good picture of how the Velasquez family lived

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Ellensburg, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The oldest building in Cuba and home to the first governor of Cuba who founded the first 8 cities of this fantastic country. Excellent guides make this place come alive.

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Hollywood, Florida
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The guide said this home was built between 1516-1530. Belonged to Governor Velazquez - first governor in Cuba. I found the history behind it interesting, but I wouldn't take kids there.

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Feeding Hills, Ma.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is the restored home of Diego Velazquez done in period pieces. Lovely place to tour with beautiful antiques and painted walls.

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Great Neck, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were wandering through the town of Santiago de Cuba having been told that the museum were all closed today.When we passed by we did not even realize that it was a museum. It is really a jewel of a museum. It is an old, restored building. The garden and oourtyard is lovely. The attendants are mostly elderly women who... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Behind the beautiful 16th c. house of the city founder containing lots of interesting furniture and artefacts lies another 18th-19th c. one which allows to appreciate how Cuban culture evolved -knowing that most objects were imported from Europe.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The rooms are laid out beautifully with antique furniture. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the home's history, including the artifacts displayed. Appreciated the visit so view the long Spanish history of the island.

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SINT- NIKLAAS
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

When the English speaking guide proved to be absent, we took a risk to enter this old house which reminded us of the old houses in Mudejar style we visited in Madrid and other Spanish cities.Much to our surprise, we were welcomed in each room by a friendly female ' conservador' who showed us all the interesting works of art... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

The oldest home surviving in Cuba is well restored, but very dark...which is to be expected from the Spanish style of that era. The downstairs leads to a neighbor's home with a shared courtyard....this home is light and airy by contrast and a lot of fun to visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

It is worth hiring a guide to take one through the house and to explain the history of thee building and its occupants. The only house I have seen with its own gold smelting furnace. Really takes you back intime.

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