The Painted House, 1789, Camagüey. City of Arches.

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This House of Cultural Diversity, located on wonderful Plaza Ignacio Agramonte, won the Cuban Gold Medal Award for restoration in 2011. Architect was Yaxely Carmenates González.

The house belonged to Aurelia Castillo, Camagüey important poet of the late eighteenth century. His ancestors mortgaged the house in 1789, valued at about 6000 pesos. I think it was real peso, not CUC used by tourist in Cuba. Cuba is the only country I know, which have different currency for foreigners and own inhabitants.

There is much more information about this house, but just looking at the intricate work, it is clear that in belonged to a prominent Camaguey family.

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Comments (78)

Serge Cieutat on February 8, 2014

Beautiful house, I Like.
Friendly greetings from the Pyrénées, Serge.

FPG24E on February 10, 2014

Very nice picture. I like.

Best wishes.

Zlatan Olić on February 12, 2014

the name of the palace justifies relation to foreign tourists there

AlexRo on February 15, 2014

Beautiful building, nice blue colour. Like! Best regards, Alex!

Zygmunt Borowski on February 16, 2014

Very nice facade of this home. like

Friendly greetings from Zygmunt

Shain Paiment on February 17, 2014

wonderful shot F+L

hschwe on February 22, 2014

Great picture, Tomtos!! Excellent arches!!

Like and Favorite !

Kind greetings from Lower Rhine, Helmut

Thank you all very much for your very kind comments and score;)).

Nicola Morandi on February 23, 2014

Ottima composizione! Tanti Saluti, Nicola M.Like+Fav

Εντυπωσιακό κτίριο! Μου αρέσει!

Lucien Kivit on February 24, 2014

Beautiful building, very nice architecture and colours, LIKE, regards Lucien

gianluigi bonomini on February 28, 2014

Like61+++++ per te amico Tomas, ottima foto e colori della bella grande casa, saluti e buon week end a te. Da Gian

Jan van Aartsen on March 2, 2014

Beautiful shot and photo Tomas of this Painted house.

Best wishes,

Joserley c de souza on March 7, 2014

Bonita Arquitetura, Belíssima Fachada. LIKE+FAVORITE Saudações do Brasil, Joserley

nellatheotokatou on March 10, 2014


Georg Schreiner on July 8, 2014

Wonderful building, well captured. L65 - Many greetings - Georg

Karl Eggenmüller on July 13, 2014

Just great, this beautiful Building, dear friend Tomas!

A very nice sight!

YS 18 + LIKE 66

All the best from Germany,


christian caffin on November 11, 2014

A so lovely building! I like it! Best regards, Christian

Klein-Bonsels_je sui… on April 11, 2015

finally, us and cuba renormalize their relation ... after more than 50yrs!!! :-), l, f, marc.

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