Horse carriage is called the larger four- wheel carriage composed of a large, semicircular or other box suspended on straps or placed on springs with two side doors and windows with glass inside which there are seats for two, four or more people. .
There are also two-wheelers. Today is part of the history and culture of Cubans having a strong socio-cultural roots, not only as a means of transportation.
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- 1 History
- 2 Types of cars
- 3 Arrival of the Car in Cuba
- 4 See Also
- 5 Source
The invention does not date beyond the 16th century . Before this time and even long after it, distinguished people traveled by litter or litter and through cities in sedan chairs or on horseback, usually on mules , particularly doctors.
It is said that the first of the cars that entered the Havana customs, coming from Paris , responding to a request from the wealthy merchant José Alonso. The current transformation does not deny the good taste of the Cuban for this relic of [[transportation, in its loving and troubadour traditions.
Types of cars
By their form or function, the following types of cars can be distinguished:
- Road car. The one destined to make trips.
- Collar car. The one drawn by mules adorned by collars.
- Running board car. The one with seats in the doors.
- Gift car or road car. The one that was only used for comfort within the towns or for short distances.
- Rod car. The one that carries two poles between which the draft horse is hooked.
- Beam car. The one that instead of rods, has a beam underneath.
- Nickel car. The rental that is not on the way.