Walking aroung in the old town of Havana II

600_3725-e_wThis is the second post on the old town of Havana. I don’t want to write much, but show photos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoys being in Havana.

This time I show you photos taken at the former governors palace. You know, Cuba was founded by the Spanish conquistadores and Havana was the capital (as the successor of Santiago de Cuba, the originally capital).

Our local guide also told us about the place in front of the palace: the ground is covered by wooden tiles instead of  stones. That’s because of noise. In that time, it was common to have a siesta, a rest time during the noon times, because the sun is too hot at that hours. Carriages, hoofbeats and exercising soldiers were too loud for the governor’s wife while the place was covered with stones. So, she influenced her husband, the governor, to replace the stones by wood. And the wood still exists. If our guide hadn’t told us, we wouldn’t have seen it.

Now the palace is a museum. It displays the architecture of such an old building and also the art, governors in a spanish colony liked.

You can also have a look on the past posts on Cuba, to shorten the time while waiting for the next post.

Take care!

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