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“Impressive building in a lovely setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Palacio de Valle

Palacio de Valle
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Cienfuegos
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Nipomo, California
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84 reviews
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“Impressive building in a lovely setting”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

You have overlook the years of benign neglect, but this is a beautiful Moorish style building. It is located at the far end of Punta Gorda surrounded on two sides by water. A nice rooftop bar with killer views. It serves as the dinner restaurant for the Hotel Jagua next door. If you make it to Cienfuegos, dinner here is a must. Food is OK.

Visited April 2013
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“Nice views, lovely building”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Formerly grand mansion built by a sugar tycoon in 1917. We didn't try the restaurant just went to the top floor for the views and a mojito. Much of the building is still under renovation. Since its building it has undergone a chequered career. Apparently it was once bought as a new home for a casino by the us mafia before the advent of Castro.

Visited December 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Lavishly decorated early 20th Century building”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

The Palacio de Valle was built as a home for a very wealthy sugar merchant. It is designed in an Arab/Spanish style and has wonderful views over the city and the ocean from its third storey. Well worth a visit but we were told that the food at the restaurant that now occupies the ground floor is not of the same standard as the building

Visited February 2013
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“Beautiful - with two dining options”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

I am not sure if this building serves for anything besides tourist dinners, but we had two here. One outside - a pig roast - with all the accompaniments and a Cuban music ensemble. The other was inside, with an all female flute band that was good but too loud. The setting was more formal. I preferred the pig roast food and the inside setting!

Visited February 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Moorish Masterpiece”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Walk to the top of the mansion on the spiral staircase for a drink at sunset to look over the water. You won't regret it, if just for the view.

Visited February 2013
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