ARTS AND CRAFTS SCHOOL (ESCUELA DE ARTES Y OFICIOS)
This well known educational institution is located in the centre of Santiago de Cuba and was hailed a National Monument on January 20th of 2000.
The students and teachers were the stars of important revolutionary struggles through out history, one of the most outstanding students being Félix Pena Díaz.
The school was opened in 1928 with the aim of satisfying the demand of skilled labour while at the same time becoming a possibility of higher education for the lower classes, which were denied access to higher-level studies.
A fire destroyed the place in 1940 and the construction of the new building was finished and opened on January 17th of 1948.
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