Hotel Palacio de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal
History and modernity come together in this building that belonged to Don Sebastián de Peñalver at the end of the 18th century. At the beginning of the 19th century the property changed hands to the successors of the 4th Marquees of San Felipe and Santiago. The Hotel Marqués de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal is the first Habaguanex Hotel in San Francisco de Asis Square. The hotel benefits from a privileged location, adjacent to the Convent of San Francisco de Asís, home to one of Havana’s best concert halls, dedicated to chamber and choral music. The minimalist interior blends perfectly with the baroque style of its façade. In the vicinity you find the Carmen Montilla gallery, the elegant Café del Oriente, the business center of Old Havana (Lonja del Comercio), the popular Museum of Chocolate and the Cuban Contemporary Ceramics Museum. From the rooftop terrace on the sixth floor of the hotel, visitors can use a telescope to take in the splendor of old Havana. San Francisco de Asis square is a charming setting, with its many pigeons, Lion Fountain carved out of Carrara marble by the Italian artist Giuseppe Gaggini, and the statue of the Caballero de Paris, one of Havana’s most cherished personalities.