The origin of Las Parrandas in Remedios takes place since 1820 when the Asturian priest Francisco Vigil de Quiñones, “Francisquillo” (for your short age) had the idea to give to the boys of the neighborhood of Camaco, the most populous in the village, noisy instruments: rattles, hooters, grills, cans full with stones, making sounds along the streets unceasingly, being able this way to wake up the neighbors so that they attended the Midnight Mass that took place in the dawns from December 16 to 24.
This initial religious reason was supported by the incorporation of the town and their neighborhoods, San Salvador (Rooster) & El Carmen(Hawk), beginning to compete to see who would make much sounds ,being this the principal characteristic .
Both neighborhoods compete with artificial fires, streetlights, works of squares and coaches, during all the night (December 24) until the next day.
La Parranda, considered officially as National Traditional Party, is considered a cultural identity in Cuba, but its more distinctive characteristic is its inheritance or legacy that has been transmitted for more than hundred years from generation to generation to show every year the happiness of living in Cuba.
The current city of San Juan de los Remedios is one the first Spanish villages founded in Cuba during the colonization period in the XVIth century. Its foundation took place on May 3rd, 1513 but it was transformed at first into a private property of a conquest captain and rich Spanish commissioner named Vasco Porcallo de Figueroa. This man had enough influence upon the court and the main representatives of the American monarchy for receiving the privilege of transforming that town and its surroundings into a private feud with no government at all. Some years later, he constituted his own town council, which made Remedios be considered the Eighth Colonial Village in Cuba though it had been founded before its contemporaries. At the beginning, that community was named “Santa Cruz de la Sabana de Vasco Porcallo”, taking into account the foundation day (May 3rd : the day for the holy cross on the catholic calendar). “Sabana”, because of the aboriginal population over there. The name changed into San Juan de los Remedios when the first local government took possession on July 24, 1545.
If you make a reservation you should execute the following:
You should call us with 48 hours of advance to your entrance to our inn to know the hour of your arrival and to request what you want for dinner. (If you do not confirm it is possible that the room is not available upon arrival).
Particular House. Hostel Home Villa Colonial.
Antonio Maceo street No. 43. e / Avenue General Carrillo y Fe del Valle
Remedios. Villa Clara, Cuba.
National Phone: 042-396274 …………………..(from Havana City)
01- 42 - 396274 ……………(from provinces)
International Phone: +53-42-396274
Web Sites: www.cubavillacolonial.com www.casa-villacolonial.com www.cubacasaparticularvillacolonial.com
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Greetings: Frank and Arelys.
Information to clients.
Prices according to the seasons.
$ 30.00 CUC x N in high season for 1-2 persons (July-August/ November-April)
$ 25.00 CUC x N in low season for 1-2 persons (September-October / May –Jun)
- For more than 2 persons in the same room:
$ 5.00 CUC extra per person per night
- Breakfast…………………………………$ 5.00 CUC
- Dinner…………………………………… $ 8.00 to $ 15.00 CUC according to the client's order.
- Parrandas days:
$ 80.00 CUC x 2 persons in 1 room per night (Breakfast, Dinner, Room)
Drinks and other services are not included.
In the city of San Juan de los Remedios(National Monument), placed in the province of Villa Clara, Republic of Cuba, you may find our Hostel “Casa Villa Colonial”. Its wonderful location only 5 meters away from Historical Helmet and 100 meters away from the Central Square "José Martí", offers the chance of getting in contact with the ancient city and its great colonial architecture from past centuries in a couple of minutes. Our Hostel "Casa Villa Colonial" is a beautiful colonial house built in 1895 keeping its original aspect in its interior and main facade. It has high ceilings and ancient authentic floor tiles. Its inner decoration suits, its colonial style give the guest an excellent comfort and absolute secured intimacy during all your stay. Our Hostel "Villa Colonial" has an independent entrance. It counts with a Hall; two large living rooms; two pleasant dining rooms for sixteen (16) guests; six air-conditioned bedrooms (each one with private inner bathrooms and hot / cold water 24 hours a day) and a roomy and welcoming Patio or Terrace outdoors with porch where the guest can enjoy moments surrounded by plants and the shade of a majestic creole climbing. Terrace on the second floor and also on the third floor with bar, bathroom, tables and armchairs, decoration with plants and a beautiful view of the city just 150 meters away from the central square. We offer food service with creole meals 24 hours a day with Refrigerator to the direct service of the client, as well as to choose their favorite music that will make more pleasant their stay. The guests can request their favorite Cuban swigs at every moment, as the Mojito, Daiquirí, Cuba Libre, among others. There is a wine exhibitor in the dining room that shows a vast variety of wine selections. We also offer secured parking services, laundry services, phone service and Internet access by wifi. At your departure from our Hostel, we may coordinate (if you want) your future lodging at any Hostel of our country as well as your comfortable transportation by taxi. We speak English.