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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Casa de Victor Hugo

We stumbled upon Casa de Victor Hugo at 311 O'Reilly.

The 19th century neoclassic house was rescued from ruin, restored and reopened in 2004. It's dedicated to Victor Hugo although the French writer neither lived nor even visited Cuba.

Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables, hence a Jean Valjean room. It's now a reception hall/meeting space.

You can walk through the many levels of the house in 10 minutes. 

Trompe l'oeil of a theater on the wall of the patio.

Mask of Victor Hugo is displayed in a section of the house with other Hugo memorabilia. There's not much there so it's good that admission is free.

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