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Hotel Raquel Havana | Photo Art Print

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As I strolled through Havana's bustling streets, I was drawn to the restored Hotel Raquel, a beacon of history and rejuvenation. With its ornate details, this grand building spoke of an elegant past. The meticulous restoration highlighted a rich architectural tapestry, contrasting beautifully with Havana's evolving urban scene.

The design's intricacies, the interplay of light and shadow on the grand arches and ornate balconies, echoed Cuba's vibrant spirit. The building's elegance stood in striking contrast to the blue sky, creating a narrative of old and new.

Surrounded by Havana's lively culture, time paused at Hotel Raquel, offering a window into its storied past. The restoration infused new life while preserving its historical essence, a testament to time's passage.

More than just a building, Hotel Raquel is a living narrative of Havana's architectural heritage, bridging its historical and contemporary spirit. My photograph captures this blend, each detail a chapter in a rich historical saga​.

Built-in 1924 by Italian architect Mario Palanti, Hotel Raquel has witnessed many chapters of history. Named after Raquel Castro, it's near El Malecón and Revolution Square. The hotel, damaged in a 1934 fire, was restored and expanded. It's been a backdrop to significant events, including a 1972 meeting between Fidel Castro and US President Nixon. Now a four-star hotel, it offers varied amenities and was declared a national monument in 1996​.

The architecture, a stunning example of Art Nouveau, dates back to 1908. Near Plaza Vieja, the hotel blends an eclectic facade with an impressive interior of marble floors, polished columns, and period sofas. The lobby's stained glass windows, casting yellow light, are particularly striking​.

This photograph, available for purchase, captures Hotel Raquel's essence, inviting viewers to explore a visual journey through Havana's history and architecture.

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© Dan Kosmayer, 2017 

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