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The House Museum of Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, located in the urban center of the city of Camagüey becomes one of the most important buildings of the city for its architectural, historical and cultural values.
The building, declared a National Monument in 1978, was presumably erected in the middle of the eighteenth century and shows the architectural aspects of the typical dwelling of the city, where Neoclassical and Rococo styles converge.
Among the most important pieces of the museum are personal objects of El Mayor, his wife Amalia Simoni and his family; as well as photos and documents about life, military history and the independence struggles of the time.
Also, among the attractions of the site stand out, on the top floor, three permanent exhibition halls, with samples of furniture and decorative art of the nineteenth century; as well as a conference room and a central courtyard, with artistic proposals, open from Tuesday to Sunday.
Its high and thick walls, made up of bricks and plastered walls, its large sliding balcony, the monumental staircase and the facade of pilasters stand out giving a sober and elegant appearance to the residence.
It is located in one of the corners of the Plaza de los Trabajadores (Workers Square), in the Historic Center of the city. The Church of Our Lady of Mercy and the Santa Cecilia Convention Center are part of its surroundings.
Ignacio Agramonte’s House Museum has been visited by more than one and a half million people from different latitudes, interested in delving into the history and architectural values of the place where the most illustrious patriot of Camaguey lived, whom Jose Marti called “the Diamond with a soul of kiss “.
- Photo 1: Current facade of the House Museum of Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, in the city of Camagüey.
- Photo 2: The Church of Our Lady of Mercy forms part of the setting of the House Museum of Ignacio Agramonte
- Photo 3: Entrance of the House Museum of Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz
- Photo 4: House Museum of Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz treasures part of the furniture of the time.
- Photo 5: The museum has relics and personal objects of the Agramonte Loynaz´s family.
- Photo 6: In the House Museum of Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz objects of decorative art and of the kitchen of the stage are conserved.
- Photo 7: Central patio of the House Museum of Ignacio Agramonte
Text and photos: Indira López Karell