The Indocubano Museum Baní, located in the coastal town of Banes in Holguin, just 33 km from the tourist resort of Guardalavaca, preserves a rich testimony of the ancient aboriginal cultures of that area, the only one of its kind in Cuba and The Antilles.
With more than 22 thousand pieces, of which 3 thousand 620 on display, the archaeological site opened its doors again on July 14 after two years closed, to the blessing of the people of Banes and foreigners who always come there attracted by the treasure preserved in that place.
Analí Martínez Véliz, director of the museum, explained that the exhibition is divided into five sections: shell, metals, bones, ceramics and stones, which can be seen in their corresponding rooms.
There, visitors can approach the legacy of the first inhabitants of this island through their goldsmiths and tools made for work, hunting, and rituals, used by the aboriginals before the arrival of the Spaniards to the largest of the Antilles.
The first floor exhibits the largest collection of necklaces from Cuba, belonging to aboriginal groups dedicated to farming, which were mostly made of materials such as quartz and quartzite.
Understanding where we come from and how society has evolved is the main premise of this place linked to our history, opened to the public from Tuesday to Sunday from nine in the morning until five in the afternoon.
Texto: Luly Legrá Pichs