Cuba - Palacio de Valle in Cienfuegos

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According to Cuba-junky this is "The most original building in Cienfuegos, designed by Cuban and foreign architects rented by sugar baron Acisclo del Valle Blanco, one of the richest men in Cuba. Builded in 1913-1917. It's a 2 story building decorated Gotic Venetian and neo-Morish. The three towers are standing for love, power and relegion." (Typos uncorrected) It is now a hotel and restaurant.

We were supposed to eat lunch here during our return bus ride from Trinidad to Havana, but the group voted to proceed directly to Havana so we would have time to visit the Museum of the Revolution. Probably the right choice, but the Palacio de Valle looks as if it would have been fun to experience. Not all of Cuba is crumbling.

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