Horse carriage

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.
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