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Hotel Inglaterra

T3 Paseo de Martí (Prado), 416, esq San Rafael hotelinglaterra-cuba.com

Although this hotel is built in the style of late 19th-century Havana Neo-Classical architecture, its soul is mudéjar (Moorish). The fine ochre, green and gold majolica tiles of the interior were imported from Seville, the foyer is decorated with Andalusian mosaics and the wooden ceilings are reminiscent of Moorish inlay. Plus, one of the columns in the salón-café bears a classical Arabic inscription: “Only Allah is the victor.”

The Hotel Inglaterra dates from 1875, when a small hotel merged with the lively Le Louvre night spot and its adjacent ballroom. The pavement ...

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