This ancient mansion is found along the Frexes street of Holguin, across from the Calixto García Park, in the very heart of the city and it houses this north western province’s museum. It is a building that treasures a wealth of history, and there is a beautiful popular legend that says that this building had a tunnel that tunnelled under the plaza and ended at the Cross Hill (Loma de la Cruz), where there was a fortress.
During the Ten Year War (Guerra de los Diez Años) (1868-78) the fortress had a lookout that warned of the impending attack of the insurrectionists, in which case the tunnel would fill with water.
With the passing of time, in the upper stories of the building, the headquarters of the Government House (Casa de Gobierno) were established, and afterwards it became the seat of different historical events in the well-known City of the Parks.
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