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Destination: Havana, Cuba
Address: Calle Amargura, No. 103 esq. a San Ignacio, Habana Vieja. Ciudad Habana, Cuba.
Phone: (537) 8608280
Fax: (537) 8608275
Travel Deals and Special Offers for Hotel RaquelSpecial Offer for stays of 3 or more nights, in Double Room: One FREE romantic Dinner at Jardin del Eden restaurant, Late Check Out until 16:00 Hrs (it depends of hotel´s availability) and 1 hour of FREE Internet access, in any of Habaguanex’s Cyber Cafés.
Hotel Raquel Description
Very near the Plaza Vieja and San Francisco squares, stands the Raquel Hotel in Old Havana, an elegant 19th Century Art Nouveau construction which re-creates an ambience allegorical to Hebrew culture and a tribute to women, beauty and love. The property houses 25 elegantly designed rooms decorated with paintings by famous Cuban artists. The striking stained-glass lamps contribute to enhance the mystical atmosphere of its impressive lobby.
About Hotel Raquel
- Located in: Ciudad
- Rebuilt in: 2003
- Buildings: 1
- Total Rooms: 25
- Floors: 3
- Lifts: 1
- Children & Kids welcomed
Hotel Raquel Features
- Check In: 16:00 hrs.
- Check Out: 12:00 hrs.
- Late Check Out: Until 18 hours, according to disponibilities with extra charges.
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Attractions near the Hotel Raquel
Cathedral SquareThe internationally renowned Cathedral Square, originally called Plaza de la Ciénaga (Swamp Square) was built on a marshland plagued with underground streams and very close to the bay, whose waters also penetrated the area. Work on the buildings began in the last quarter of the 18th Century. The church of the Jesuits was granted the category of cathedral in 1789. No one has ever referred to it as Swamp Square since. The two hundred year old cathedral stands in a beautiful square. It is open for services and was declared National Monument.
Place: Ciudad de La Habana. Calle Empedrado # 156. Old Havana. Cuba
San Francisco de Asis Church and ConventThe San Francisco de Asís Church and Convent is the current scenario of the richest cultural traditions. As the City Historian has said: “to collect, restore, conserve and exhibit are the classic principles that govern there.... so as to save from the offenses of time the endangered heritage.” The construction of the current set dates from 1738, and it replaced a more modest one completed in 1591. Since it was closed to worship in 1841, the building has seen the most diverse uses. After a restoration that brought back its original values in the nineties, the architectural group has harbored, also, a concert hall and the Holy, Sacred and Religious Art museums.
Place: Ciudad de La Habana. Old Havana.
Nine o'clock Cannon Blast CeremonyThe Cannon Blast ceremony is one of the oldest and attractive traditions of Havana. In colonial days, the shots signalled the closing and opening of the gates of the walled city and the rising of the chain across the entrance to the harbour. The tradition of firing a cannon every night at 9:00 pm was kept even after the wall was torn down and is still used for checking your watch.
Place: Ciudad de La Habana
Arms SquareThe oldest space of the city surrounded by the most important political, military, religious and civil buildings of the town: la Real Casa de Correos (1772-90), Palacio del Segundo Cabo and Palacio de los Capitanes Generales (1776-91). In 1955, a statue of the Father of the Homeland, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, stands in the center of the square.
Place: Ciudad de La Habana. Capitanes Generales. Old Havana.
Old SquareTowards the end of the 16th Century, the square was known as the Plaza Nueva (New Square), however after the construction of the Plaza Nueva del Cristo (New Square of Christ) in the 18th Century, it was then called Plaza Vieja (Old Square). The buildings that surround this open space are of unquestionable architectural and artistic importance and typify Cuban architecture of the 18th Century. After the complete refurbishment of the central fountain, the square has recovered its original splendour.
Place: Ciudad de La Habana. Calle Mercaderes. Old Havana.
San Francisco de Asis SquareThe origin of this beautiful popular square, situated between San Pedro, Oficios y Amargura streets, goes back to 1628. Two buildings of significant importance flank its large cobbled space: the Convent and the Lesser Basilica, whose tower for many years was considered the highest point of the town. Given its location very close to the bay, it soon became a commercial square and a source of livelihood for the people of Havana. The Covent and the Basilica are now a concert hall and the Museum of Religious Art.
Place: Ciudad de La Habana. Old Havana.
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