Palacio de Valle

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Palacio de Valle information

Location
Cienfuegos , Cuba
Address
cnr Calle 37 btwn Avs 0 & 2
Opening hours
9:30am-11pm
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The ultimate in kitsch comes near the end of Calle 37 when, with a sharp intake of breath, you'll stumble upon the Arabian Nights –like Palacio de Valle. Built in 1917 by Alcisclo Valle Blanco, a Spaniard from Asturias, the structure resembles an outrageously ornate Moroccan casbah.

Batista planned to convert this colorful riot of tiles, turrets and stucco into a casino, but today it's an (aspiring) upscale restaurant with an inviting terrace bar.