Diego de Velazquez de Cuellar was one of the Spanish conquistadors and served as governor of Cuba from 1514 until his death in 1524. His house in Santiago de Cuba has been preserved and restored, and it is now open to the public as a living museum. Each room is furnished with antiques from a particular time period in Cuban history, although the furnishings are not original to this particular house. However, some of the doors, walls, floors, and ceilings are original to the house from the early 1500's. Walking through the house provides glimpses into Cuban life and history under European (mostly Spanish) rule and influence.