About Cienfuegos City
The City of Cienfuegos is located to the south of the central region of Cuba, with costs to the sea Caribbean. Limit to the north with the county of Villa Clara, to the west with that of Matanzas and to the east with that of Sancti Spíritus.
In the bay, the fortress "Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Jagua", concluded in 1745, it is a solid exponent of the military architecture of the XVIII century in Cuba.
When being founded it was the only construction of their type with which it counted the center of the Island to watch over the Caribbean Sea of the attacks of corsairs and pirates.
Cienfuegos City is one of the prettiest cities in Cuba for its layout, for its homogeneous architecture of French inspiration, eclectic in more grade, but with an indelible neoclassical print, for its air of modernity and for its good conservation state.
The prettiest, they say the own "cienfuegueros" that call it, in plain language neither modesty, "The Perl of the South." In July of 2005 the historical urban center was inscribed in the list of Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO.
Hotels in Cienfuegos
With its magnificent location in the well-known residential area of Punta Gorda, in the southern city of Cienfuegos, the Jagua is considered one of Cuba's most famous hotels. It rises over the waters of Cienfuegos Bay – take a south-facing room for the panoramic vistas over the bay and the Mughal-style Palacio del Valle. Built in Modernist style in the 1950s, it was recently revamped in sophisticated contemporary style. Please visit our Hotel Jagua website to more details.
Hotel La Union
La Union Hotel is one of Cuba's provincial gems, located just one block from the main plaza in the heart of downtown. The thoughtful remodel of this three-story neoclassical 19th-century hotel exudes elegant yesteryear airs thanks to its antiques and quality antique reproductions.The swimming pool comes as a pleasant surprise, especially on hot summer days. Please visit our Hotel La Union website to more details.
Hotel Casa Verde
The charming 'Green House Hotel' was built on the Cienfuegos' Punta Gorda in 1920 and originally called the Chalet Masonry. In 1929 it was owned by Agustin Garcia Palacios. The building was more recently restored by the Gran Caribe hotel chain, and reopened as the Hotel (Encanto) Casa Verde in 2009. Please visit our Hotel Casa Verde website to more details.
Hotel Palacio Azul
The intimate Hotel Encanto Palacio Azul (painted powder blue) was originally built in 1921 by an architect Alfredo Fontana and used to be a private residence of a wealthy tobacco baron; in 2004 the palace was renovated into a lovely, colonial style hotel. Please visit our Hotel Palacio Azul website to more details.
Welcome to my site dedicated to the famous and historical Hotel Palacio Azul in Cienfuegos City. I am "poco a poco" researching and updating it with the aim to provide as complete as possible record of the hotel's ancient and recent history; bearing in mind that the goings-on today may one day be of historical interest.
My site is NOT the official website of the current hotel operator, and is by no means endorsed by them; but I am grateful for their help with the research.
You can make from this site room reservations through the Bizloco eTravel System operated by Cubaism Ltd.
Best wishes for 2013
Nigel Alexander Hunt