Visits to the Romantic Museum of Trinidad, will be stopped next December 1st, since the institution has been scheduled for refurbishment.
Visits to the residence formerly owned by Mrs. Angela Borrell y Lemus, and her husband Mr. Nicolás de la Cruz Brunet y Muñoz, best known as Romantic Museum of Trinidad, will be stopped next December 1st, since the institution has been scheduled for refurbishment. According to the museum director Isabel Rueda Rodríguez, the exhibits will be transferred for display to the local archaeology, history and architecture museums.
A design and engineering company from the nearby province of Cienfuegos, was responsible for the restoration project. The over-a-million pesos repair is to be carried out by experts.
Rueda Rodríguez highlighted the importance of the restoration works, and explained that the museum must be reopened in January, 2014, when Trinidad will be celebrating its 500th foundation anniversary.
The Romantic Museum of Trinidad was first opened on May 26th, 1974. It is a very profitable museum with yearly average incomes of over 15 000 Cuban pesos, and some 100 000 CUCs (Cuban hard currency).
The museum recreates the XIX century way of life in this ancient Cuban city, the third founded in the island by Spaniard Diego Velazquez.