As the home of the Island's first European governor, this was a very enjoyable window into how wealthy Spaniards lived in Cuba centuries before independence. Said to be the oldest home in Cuba, now it houses furniture from various eras.
It is also a reminder of how people knew how to build for the climate in earlier times, being 10 or 15º cooler than outside. The furniture was interesting and intricate and there are a few other artifacts, plus very pleasant docents.
A corner of the home is a giant, granite lined "chimney" maybe four meters square. For a resident goldsmith, I seem to recall. Reminded me slightly of a home in Varanasi, where some of house was a silk factory and the rest was for family.
Well worth a visit, and probably would reward every bit of prior scholarship one invested, if one were so inclined.
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