Thursday, May 11, 2017

Palacio de Valle, Cienfuegos | Cuba

The colonial town of Cienfuegos was founded in 1819 in the Spanish territory but was initially settled by immigrants of French origin. It became a trading place for sugar cane, tobacco and coffee. Situated on the Caribbean coast of southern-central Cuba at the heart of the country’s sugar cane, mango, tobacco and coffee production area, the town first developed in the neoclassical style.

The Palacio de Valle was built in 1913 for a business tycoon. Today it is open to tourists at its lovely first floor restaurant and also holds various cultural events throughout the year.

Issued in 2001 to celebrate the 1700th anniversary of the founding of San Marino.


Birgit said...

Gosh what a beautiful glad it is not in a state of beautiful decay like many buildings in Havana

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