Marques de Aguas Claras House Architecture, Havana . Cuba
- 54 San Ignacio Street. Catedral Square, Old Havana.
- Destination: Havana
- Open: Daily
El Patio, the residence of the Marquis de Aguas Claras is placed in the Cathedral Square, in the heart of the Old Havana. This nice restaurant is placed in one of the most beautiful mansions of the 18th century, former residence of the Marquis of Aguas Claras.
Although it offers traditional Cuban food, it speciality is meat and crustaceous, dishes as the Cathedral Mixed Grill (a varied grill) and skewers of lobsters and shrimps. The bar serves a collection of wines beers, rums and cocktails. Among the attractions of the Old Havana are the ambiance of the colonial patios, full of twining plants, flowerpots, these are some of the aspects that call visitors attention.
Marquis de Aguas Claras' house (El Patio restaurant)It is almost impossible the visitors do not stop his walk in front of the fountain of the old house. In ancient times, the patio was the centre of the Cuban family life. No matter how modest the house was it always had one. Iron grates to protect the gates became popular since 1820, giving them a peculiar touch of distinction.
That’s why is recommended to take a rest after a walk by the warm streets of Havana in the restaurant El Patio, one of the most beautiful buildings in the aged area. Its construction began in 1751 and ended in 1755, with some distinguishing elements, that makes the house one of the most interesting ones of the 18th century Cuban architecture.
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Marques de Aguas Claras House is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.
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