Insignia Remedios

LA MANSION DEL DR. HERNANDEZ PINA
Armando, his brother Humberto and their mother Maité
Calle Maceo 39, e/ Antonio Peña y General Carrillo, a block or some away from parque central. Tél. (42) 39-5119 Maité cel. Armando 53 13 07 23 or Humberto 53 74 85 90

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Recent history, before the Revolucion, reveals that Doctor Che Guevara called upon Doctor Hernandez Pina to attend to his troops as he planned to (and did) free Remedios from the Batista soldiers.

Two days later, the Che routed the last of the Batista stronghold in the battle of the Tren Blindado, on December 28, 1958, freeing Santa Clara : the event that sealed the fate of the Revolucion and won the years-long battle against the US-backed mafia stronghold on the island.

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This historic casa belonged to Remedios 'Hijo ilustre', the general practitioner, epidemiologist and surgeon Hernandez Pina (1903-1982), who had it built in 1926.

A legendary figure, a doctor of the poor, the man himself paid for the medicines of his unfortunate patients, much to the chagrin of his young wife. At the time, before the Revolución, the care was not free.

His cabinet - consultorio - was among the best equipped in the country. Elderly people of Remedios will tell you all an anecdote about it.

The original furniture of his study (photo opposite) is still in place in the room at the entrance which will be transformed into a museum space by his heir, his nephew Armando.

With his brother Humberto (both in their early twenties) and their mother Maité (fond of local and national history) the enthusiastic trio (from Santa Clara) worked tirelessly for two years to rehabilitate the casa installing the central water heater and split-type air conditioning in both bedrooms for rent.

On February 1, 2017, the family obtained the official rental permit. We had the great honor of not only being their first huesped, but of sleeping in the bedroom of this historical figure.

Rates: 25-30cuc, low or high season per room per night; the second bedroom opens on the patio. Dinners 8-12 cuc; 5cuc breakfasts; laundry service; travel orientation; taxi sharing to the cayos; Maite knows all about Remedios history. Library is next door.

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LA MANSION DEL DR. HERNANDEZ PINA ::: REMEDIOS • PARTICUBA.NET
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LA MANSION DEL DR. HERNANDEZ PINA ::: REMEDIOS • PARTICUBA.NET
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updated 26.10.2017