QUINTA DE LOS MOLINOS
The century old building is found on Salvador Allende Avenue, previously called Carlos III. It has been transformed into a Museum that honours the memory of the Mambi General Máximo Gómez and in 1986 it was declared a National Monument.
It was built in the second half of the XIX century with the idea that it serve as a summer residence for the Spanish Captain Generals of the Republic, and at the same time as a house for them after they had finished their term but stayed on the island before leaving for Spain.
The beautiful building is based on a one story construction without great pretensions. Its greatest jewel lies in the extensive gardens that surround it, decorated with statues, fountains, small waterfalls, a summer house, grottoes and an abundant and valuable plant life, which were brought from the ancient Botanical Gardens that existed in La Habana at the time.
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