Cienfuegos was one of the cities that arose from the powerful levers that transformed life in Cuba in the early decades of the 19th century 1. Its urban and architectural trajectory resembles that of cities founded in the same period, some in the central region, like Sagua La Grande (1812), Cárdenas (1828) and Caibarién (1831), …

The functionality of iron elements went hand in hand with the creativity of master blacksmiths who gave the buildings an air of dreamlike beauty The 19th century came knocking on Old Havana’s door announcing the birth of a New Havana outside the city walls, foreshadowing winds of change. One of the reminiscences of this century …