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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 is 2 CUC. If your idea of fun does not include visiting antique stores, don't... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 18 helpful votes
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.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 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 108 helpful votes
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.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 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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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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Reviewed 20 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 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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