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Diego Velazquez Museum

Felix Pena 612, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
+53 22 652652
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Solid masonary reminder of where the Spaniards first arrived in Cuba...then expanding to Mexico

Nearly four hundred years separating "the oldest" Spanish Colonial house in the Americas ("Diego... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
McDonough, Georgia
Beautiful mansion, well preserved

Such a beautiful place that I would gladly built rplica for myself if only I could afford it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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Felix Pena 612, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 27 November 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

1  Thank ESMotteram
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We were fortunate to have a guide with very good English and a great amount of historical information, felt like I was in a history class with a great teacher. We were not pestered by anyone most likely because we had a guide, came away...More

Thank annvoisin
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This house is the oldest in Cuba, and a tour through it is thoroughly worth while. We were lucky to have an elderly guide with a strong sense of history and well as excellent English. The architecture is very interesting, as is the collection of...More

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a great old house to look around and really interesting. I would recommend it for an hour or so. However, I totally agree with a previous reviewer's comments about the docents who hang around in the rooms. They were a pain in our...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This house was hyped on TripAdvisor, and we love old houses, so we went. There were docents of a sort in many of the rooms, but they spoke little English. Many items from around the world were on display, and some of these were pointed...More

Thank 2littletime2seeitall
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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

1  Thank YvonneNBirmingham
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.

Thank PierreTraveler
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Lydia S
27 April 2015|
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.