Casa Natal de José María Heredia y Heredia

Casa Natal de José María Heredia y Heredia information

Location
Santiago de Cuba , Cuba
Address
Heredia No 260
Prices
admission CUC$1
Opening hours
9am-7pm Tue-Sat, 9am-2pm Sun
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A miniscule museum illustrating the life of one of Cuba's greatest Romantic poets and the man after whom the street is named, José María Heredia y Heredia (1803–39). Heredia's most notable work, 'Ode to Niagara,' is inscribed outside; it attempts to parallel the beauty of Canada's Niagara Falls with his personal feelings of loss about his homeland. Like many Cuban independence advocates, Heredia was forced into exile, dying in Mexico in 1839.