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Hotel Inglaterra

This hotel is located in old Havana, across from Parque Central and next to the Gran Teatro de la Habana and close to El Floridita restaurant -bar and the National Museum of Fine Arts among other places of interest.

It has a neoclassic style with original elements like mosaics from Alicante and grilles brought from Seville, Spain. It was declared National Monument in 1981 due to its high patrimonial value.

Hotel Inglaterra went through one of the most important restoration works in 1901 and it was provided with electricity, phone and bathroom in all rooms. The fourth story and the marquise hall were added in the year1914.

Its roofs and interiors show a range of adornments of the Mudejar architecture with stained-glass windows, heraldic symbols and even a bronze statue of Carmen Bizet, the famous Spanish dancer made by the Marquess of Perrinat.

Throughout history, its chambers has sheltered the most famous figures of the most diverse fields like General Antonio Maceo, one of the leaders of the independence war in the island who welcomed there Juan Gualberto Gomez as well as others important leaders at that time.

Outstanding personalities of the world of arts also found there an accommodation place close to important theatres and galleries. Among them, we have actresses like Sara Bernhardt, María Félix, Rachel and María Guerrero, dancer Anna Pavlova, poets like Rubén Darío and Julián del Casal and singers Enrico Caruso, Imperio Argentina and José Mujica. The famous Federico García Lorca and Jacinto Benavente as well as exponents of the world of sports like José Raúl Capablanca world monarch of jess and Ramón Font, bullfighter Luis Mazzantini and in the present days, Brazilian religious man Frei Betto.

On April 4, 1879, Jose Marti, National Hero of Cuba delivered a speech in honor of journalist Manuel Marquez Sterling at Hotel Inglaterra.

Today the emblematic hotel puts at guests disposal 83 rooms provided with all services together with a wide gastronomical offer. It features traditional restaurants like El Colonial restaurant with a specific menu for each season of the year. In its portals we can find the well- known Café del Louvre linked to the transcendental moments of the independence war, where visitors can enjoy the daily life of the Cuban people from a sidewalk showing flagstones engraved by prestigious artists of the Cuban plastic arts.

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