Architecture of Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno

The Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno is a carefully restored colonial large house of the XVIII century, all the levels of the property and its facade exhibit decorations murals of the XVIII and XIX centuries. It is a two floors masonry building , high and low, with roof and tiles, build in a surface of 672.78m, several renovations had been made to the building with the pass of time.

Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno RepairHotel Marques de Prado Ameno Facade

Inside the urban context of the O'Reilly street highlights for its singular appearance, marked by the appearance of the high room with balcony or tower viewpoint, finished off by a small roof, paths gargoyles and the design of beautiful paintings murals.

Also, it conserves other typological elements of value that mention to their antiquity and the morphology of the Cuban colonial house as the bent form of the central patio to hide their vision from the street whose galleries in contour, allow the circulation around the same one and they achieve the harmony of the architectural unit.

Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno Terrace Roof Mural

They also pray the wide vestibule after the cover and the stairway that it indicates the access to the high plant, signal with a leaning arch on Tuscan pilasters.

Although to our days it arrived with a high grade of deterioration they were visible their architectural and artistic securities, especially, for the quantity and quality of their paintings murals that go from the floral and geometric drawing by way of borders in diverse local, until the unusual and interesting composition of the paintings of the roof that reach the roof of the same one.

Another interesting aspect in its physiognomy is the round capitals of the columns and the geometric molds.

Its cover, located to an end of the main facade, stands out for its garnish of pilasters embedded with its corresponding entablature in whose architrave is distinguished a small niche.

Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno Balcony

These many times they were reserved for a religious image that served from protection to the family and if the nobility allowed it, then this key point of the facade was dedicated for the aristocratic shield.

The tower viewpoint that flanks the left side of the facade, as the annexed run room to this in the high plant, they covered with armor roofs and Creole tiles that regrettably didn't last with all their splendor.

Welcome to my site dedicated to the Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno in Old Havana. I am "poco a poco" researching and updating it with the aim to provide as complete as possible record of the hotel's ancient and recent history; bearing in mind that the goings-on today may one day be of historical interest.

My site is NOT the official website of the current hotel operator, and is by no means endorsed by them; but I am grateful for their help with the research.

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Best wishes for 2024

Nigel Alexander Hunt