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Address: Plaza de la Cattedral | Fronte Catterale E Hotel "Casa Grande ", Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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A step back to colonial Cuba

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.

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Ian L
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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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.

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Buffalo, New York
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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.

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Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
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.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Old mansion with lots of artifacts and furniture depicting how the aristocrat lived in Cuba in the early days. Interesting place to visit and spend a couple of hours. Guide very knowledgeable about the history. Surprised at how well they lived.

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Thank Bch-ave
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6 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lovely to walk around the building and see all the old architecture and furnishings - probably would have been worth taking the guide that was offered for a few more insights.

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

As befits the oldest house in Cuba and that of the island's first governor, the emphasis here in more on that earlier period. The most intriguing part is the gold foundry. The rooms are furnished in a wide range of styles which have graced the house over the centuries.

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Vermont, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

This museum is full of antique furniture and furnishings, as well as some equipment from the copper industry. It is a nice place to escape the heat of the day as well!

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