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Routes to live a cultural summer in Matanzas.

Tamara Caridad Mesa González 11 julio, 2018

Junco Palace Museum of Matanzas city offers various proposals during this summer, with the aim that people know and commit with the material and no material patrimony conservation that museums network have and cultural institutions.

To the routes that the facility, located in the foundational Vigia Square, offers every year by permanent and transitory expositions, interesting historical places and artistic activities, added to new tour options during the months of July and August.

Within them, the ones interested may enjoy the visits to museums Comandancia de las FAR and Memorial of Playa Girón in August 9th. Comandancia de las FAR, built on the second decade of the past century when was the main office where activities were ruled in the glorious days in April 1961 when Fidel Castro ruled the defense of the people against Playa Girón mercenary  aggression.

In the same way, at Girón Memorial, is been made a great work to rescue, safeguard and diffuse the historiography from its nearest expression to every people: the local history, with a close up to Sugar Cane industry development at Australia Sugar Cane Mill and a panoramic of the precedents of the mercenary invasion: militias upsurge, Fidel visits, the prelude of the aggression till Cuban people victory.

To this novelty are added the interesting and habitual tours. So the African Route will have the departures on July 10th  17th  and 24th  and new visits on August 7th , 14th  and 21st .  These tours will begin in Junco Palace Museum and will include passing by the Art Museum; San Severino Castle, unique witness of the 18th century in Matanzas where there is The Slave Museum Route; the entrance to Ibarra obelisk towards the Rebel Slave Monument in Triunvirato.

Meanwhile, the Palace Coffee plantation Route will be in July 11th and 18th with new opportunities in Augustl 8th and 15th. The visit will be directed to La Dionisia, important touristic zone, with stops in general Pedro Betancourt and Los Pinitos parks.

It is also distinguished Cárdenas Museum Route, place on invaluable value for territorial history: the native house of José Antonio Echeverría, the Oscar María de Rojas and A la Batalla de Ideas. This travels will be on July 11th and 20th, and on August 10th and 17th.

The Sauto Tour that began in 2017 will be maintaining this year with opportunities on July 11th and 18th and on August 8th .Sauto is a National Monument, emblematic institution of Matanzas city.

One of the most popular offers is the route towards José Smith Comas Museum, from the Sugar Cane industrial patrimony, located in Cárdenas. This route will be covered on July 19th and August 16th.

Visits to the expository rooms in the Museum , where we you can find  a  representative colonial house from the 19th century and it is exhibited  the mummified  body of  Josefa Margarita Petronila Ponce de León, the showings of pieces from the museum itself and an Art workshop for kids, to this it are added  the habitual places  of the institution  to complete the cultural program during summer.

Although the most popular offers of summer are the routes, the museum is open to people with options such as Atenas Brass Ensemble, Líricos en mi Atenas and Armonía with Alzola, such as the Tarde de Cabildo.

Various options offers Junco Palace Museum to promote and admire the patrimonial richness of a city that it is near to its 325 birthday. An opportunity to understand the present from the cultural history of the Athens of Cuba.º



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