Palacio de Valle arabic style palace, Punta Gorda, CienfuegosPalacio de Valle arabic style palace, Punta Gorda, Cienfuegos

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    3.6 / 5
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    This is a very singular spot. But still famous in Cienfuegos.
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      Description is ok. Cool tip!
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      Yep, could be more developped. Do you have a plan to add?
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      Yes, 2
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      Yes!
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      Yes!
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An incredible Arabic style palace!

My experience, Explo description: 

The Malecon and Punta Gorda was once the upper class neighborhood of Cienfuegos. The rich have built many colorful and kitsch neo classical palaces there, which are now a joy to visit.

This palace is the most kitsch of all. It was built in 1917 by a Spanish (Alsisclo Valle Blanco), with a creative architectural style. Batista wanted to transform the palace into a casino.

My personal recommendations: 

The palace is now a restaurant. Go there at night. You might be lucky enough to meet Carmencita Iznaga, who is a pretty, but no longer young Creole. She will surely play the piano for you, with a glass of rum. Then she will try to sell you a CD, that you would be wrong to refuse ...

How getting there: 

The palace is located at the end (south) of the Paseo El Prado.

A tip to eat: 

At the palace restaurant!

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

From 10am to 22pm.

Visit duration: 

20 min.

Contact: 

Tel: 51-12-26