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  • Museums: Ignacio Agramonte, Museum

    Ignacio Agramonte, Museum, Camaguey. Cuba

    • Destination: Camaguey
    • Open: Daily
    • Address From: Avenida Ignacio Agramonte No. 459. Camaguey, Cuba
    • Telephone: (5332) 297116
  • Description Museums: Ignacio Agramonte, Museum, Camaguey. Cuba

    It is a house from the second half of the 18th century, re-furbished towards 1801. On December 23th, 1841, Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz was born here. It was inaugurated as a museum in 1973. There is an  exhibition of documents, testimonials and  belongings from the hero. The colonial patio in the house is a typical example of the architectonical design of the colonial period.

    One of the most illustrious sons of the Camagüey province has left to history his endless fight for the liberation of Cuba from Spanish rule. That is proven by the documents, testimonies, and numerous belongings of the family that resided in the very well-preserved house since 1828 or before. The house, located in the center of the city, became a museum in 1973.

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  • Ignacio Agramonte, Museum is located in Camaguey
  • Camagüey is the birthplace of some of the most relevant personalities of Cuban Culture: Nicolás Guillén, Cuba's Laureate Poet; writer and poetess Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda; Ballet of Camagüey, the second company of Cuba, and the Folkloric Dance Group; famous painters Fidelio Ponce de León and Flora Fong are only some of the examples worth mentioning. Popular festivities like the San Juan Camagüeyano, a traditional festival that started in the 18th century, have transcended until our days.

    Camagüey City, the capital of the province, treasures one of the most important historical centers in the country, recently declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO; and is one of the Cuban cities that better preserve the Hispano-Arabic features regarding urbanism and architecture. Its several churches have significant examples of the art and religious-funeral customs of colonial times.

    Santa Lucía Beach, located in the northern coast of the easterncentral part of Cuba, is the main tourist destination in Camagüey province. It has some 21km of warm transparent water, fine white sand and a well preserved environment that serves as habitat to important pink flamingos' colonies. It faces the Old Channel of Bahamas, surrounded to the east by Las Tunas province; to the west by the Jardines del Rey archipelago and to the south by the flat lands of Camagüey. The coral formations, located just 2km off the coast, display a surprising biodiversity that invite to contemplate the undersea beauties. There are 35 diving points at Santa Lucía Beach that allow divers meeting with the remains of sunken ships from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as enjoying a curious show in which experienced guides feed with their bare hands friendly sharks near the Nuevitas Bay.

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  • birdsofafeather1
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    Don_G_Wright

    “Big building but little on display ”
    This museum is housed in a former military headquarters well north of the centre of the historic area, a bit out of the way ? probably why we were the only visitors for the 45 minutes we were there. Although it is a large complex, there are a limited number of exhibitions and no signage ? one area serves as... More 

  • birdsofafeather1
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    Mary38677

    “Good use of colonial building ”
    This is a fine example of a Cuban museum .The building itself is well restored and is a fine example of the Spanish influence on the country . Ignacoa Agramonte lived here so some personal artefacts .

  • birdsofafeather1
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    Don_G_Wright

    “Beautiful colonial residence ”
    This is the former home of local patriot Ignacio Agramonte, who died in battle in 1873. It is a beautifully restored colonial residence ? one imagines that many of the dilapidated buildings in the area were once like this one, two stores above ground level, open courtyard, big rooms with high ceilings, and finely-carved furniture from Spain and elsewhere. There... More 

  • birdsofafeather1
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    Craigger_9

    “Well kept museum and very interesting ”
    I did not like having to pay to take photos, however, it is another way to raise money toward the upkeep of the museum

  • birdsofafeather1
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    James Bischoff

    “Fascinating Objects ”
    This is an interesting museum with a range of furniture, porcelain and art ranging from the early 19th century through to some modern art by Victor Garcia.

  • birdsofafeather1
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    Happy-seniors2

    “Best museum ”
    We spent more than 2 hours visiting this gem of a museum. It is very big and it has almost everything that one would like to find about the city and Cuba as a whole. The staff was very helpful and was not in your face waiting for a tip. Beautiful grounds and a nice collection of paintings.

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    RobinThom

    “Museo Provincial General Ignacio Agramonte, Camaguey, Cuba. ”
    This is one of the best museums in Cuba. The front facade belies the style of the interior. Surrounding a large courtyard/garden are rooms full of items from old mansions, classical art, and a modest natural history section. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Camaguey.