Thinking about Cuba may conjure up images of white sand beaches, cigar factories, and old Havana. All of these images make up a part of Cuba, but the truth is there is a lot more to see and do in this fascinating country. Art plays an important role in Cuba’s culture, and visitors to Cuba can discover the amazing Cuban art that the country has. The city of Holguin is located about hours east of Havana, and is the capital of the Holguin province. The city of Holguin has a variety of art attractions for visitors to check out, which show Cuba’s vibrant history and contemporary art scene.
If you decide to purchase any art in Cuba you’ll need to provide an export permit for the piece to be legally allowed into Canada. State run galleries, such as the Galleria Holguin
will have export permits available on site, but purchases from non-state run galleries will need to be registered with the Registro Nacional de Bienes Culturales. Further information on export permits can be found on the Cuban Border website.
A large part of art in Cuba can be found in its architecture through the country. In Holguin there are many architecturally important building for art and architecture lovers to see. La Periquera which was once the home of Don Francisco Rodán and is now the Provincial Museum of Holguin, is a historic and architecturally important structure in Holguin. Other architecture gems in Holguin include the Cathedral San Isidoro, and Carlos del la Torre (the Natural Science Museum).
Parque Calixto-Garcia is a public square in Holguin that was found in 1720. In the centre of this city square there is a statue of Major General Calixto Garcia, and surrounding the square are a variety of cultural buildings, and art galleries. Wander through the square, and into the different art galleries to see the variety of art that Holguin artists are creating.
Plaza del la Marqueta
Plaza del la Marqueta is another public square in Holguin. It was originally established in 1848 under the name O’Donnell Square. A variety of different artistic trades can be found in the plaza including a print shop, and pottery. Plaza del la Marqueta is a centre of artistic and cultural treasures in Holguin.
Museo de Artes Decorativas
Museo de Artes Decorativas (Museum of Decorative Arts) was built in 1872. It is houses a variety of furnishing and decorative art pieces from Holguin, and around the world including pieces from England, France and Germany.
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