The first two things that must strike all visitors to the Hotel Palacio del Marques de San Felipe are its stunning would be appearance & perfect location, right in the centre of Old Havana.
Dating back to the 18th Century, guests can easily be forgiven for feeling they have gone back in time when they arrive at this palacial, baroque hotel which overlooks the timeless San Francisco de Asis square.
With period fittings complemented by contemporary artwork & a range of modern facilities, the Hotel San Felipe is the perfect place to start sampling traditional Cuba.
The San Felipe hotel has a picturesque bar, while guests can enjoy a perfect start to each day & eat in style from the fabulous breakfast menu. If you want to go beyond the bars, restaurants & entertainment of San Francisco de Asis square, you are just a few minutes’ walk from the other four main squares of Old Havana & the city’s Central Park.
The heart and soul of Havana is the old town Habana Vieja, declared a Heritage of Mankind Site in 1982 by UNESCO. It was keen to preserve the beauty of its architecture and promote the historical importance of its role within the region.
The following are just some of the interesting places to visit: Plaza de Armas, centred around a statue of the patriot Cespedes and emcompassed by shaded marble benches and second-hand booksellers, is the first public square built in the city. Plaza de la Catedral is perhaps the most beautiful square in the Caribbean which is surrounded by examples of the finest baroque architecture in the country. El Templete, small neoclassical temple which marks the spot where the first Mass was said in 1519. Castillo de la Real Fuerza is one of the oldest forts in the Americas, it holds modern art exhibitions downstairs and the battlements afford good views over the harbour. Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the seat of government and governor's residence was transferred from the fort to the built. The presidential palace and then the municipal palace until Castro seized power it is now Museo de la Ciudad de la Habana. Museo de Arte Colonial, fine palace constructed in 1720, its yellow courtyard and little-altered architectural features are complemented by a large collection of 17th- and 18th-century furniture. Calle Obispo is Old Havana's most important and smartest thoroughfare, pedestrianized with missile heads as bollards.