The Museum José María Heredia is the house where this poet was born. He is considered to be the first romantic poet of America. It is a very interesting construction that carries the name of the Cuban patriot by agreement of the city council.
This property is itself a jewel of the colonial style constructions in the city, and it treasures inside important documents, paintings and other relics related to the life of the notable intellectual from Santiago, the author of famous works such as Himno del desterrado (Hymn to the Banished One) and Ode to Niagara.
The center specializes in the life and works of the first national poet. In 1889 this museum was declared Tangible National Monument with great cultural treasures.
The institution has a rich tradition of works with literary workshops that vary since 1969. It has been the venue of important national and international events for years, such as the International Workshop of Poetry, the Culture Festival of Caribbean Origins, Orality Events, exhibitions of plastic arts, sculptures, and others.
There you can find the Center of Heredia Studies, an institution devoted to promote the life of the “first poet in America”.
The original image of the house has been kept, although there are delimitations with chains to protect the facade from pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Text: Naryara García Costa.
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez
Address: Calle Heredia # 260 e/ San Félix y Carnicería.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Price: Foreigners $2.00 CUC Nationals: $ 1.00 CUP