An extraordinary excursion of shocking and architecturally vital Cuban palacios, mansions, and personal properties which were meticulously preserved, prior to now un-photographed, and inaccessible to guests. At a time while extra vacationers are rediscovering Cuba, this lavishly illustrated extent provides a special view of the island’s cultural achievements. It gifts now not the Cuba of Castro’s generation, with its derelict homes and peeling paint, however the opulent global of the Spanish Creole aristocracy of the colonial length, with its Mudejar craftsmanship and baroque palacios, the sugarcane plantations (ingenios) and low plantations (cafetales), and classically impressed grand mansions. Remarkable upkeep paintings has stored those villas within the amazing state during which they have been first predicted.
The images, shot solely for this e book, display examples in every house of the island-from the interiors and exteriors in Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, and Pinar del Rio to near-up main points of courtyards, balconies, galleries, balustrades, grilles, and louvered doorways in Trinidad, Matanzas, and Holguin. One featured house is Finca Vigia (“Lookout Space”), the previous place of dwelling of Ernest Hemingway.