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 (75)

Serge Cieutat on February 8

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

FPG24E on February 10

Very nice picture. I like.

Best wishes.

Zlatan Olić on February 12

the name of the palace justifies relation to foreign tourists there

AlexRo on February 15

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

Zygmunt Borowski on February 16

Very nice facade of this home. like

Friendly greetings from Zygmunt

Shain Paiment on February 17

wonderful shot F+L

hschwe on February 22

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

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

varkos on February 23

Εντυπωσιακό κτίριο! Μου αρέσει!

Lucien Kivit on February 24

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

gianluigi bonomini on February 28

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

Beautiful shot and photo Tomas of this Painted house.

Best wishes,

Joserley Carlos on March 7

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

nellatheotokatou on March 10


Georg Schreiner 2 days ago

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

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