|Hotel Santa Clara
photos by Don and Lois Porter
|Patio||Lois's view||Lobby museum|
The Hotel Santa Clara is located in one of the oldest buildings in town, a colonial mansion dating from the 16th century. The building is known as "La Casa de la Sirena" (the Siren's house) from a carving on the corner. Lois was photographing the fountain in the patio, amidst several macaws in their big cages. The "museum" is really a little side rooom off the lobby, where the macaws are moved at night to keep a litttle warmer. The lobby fireplace features a standard painting of the virgin of Guadalupe, along with some old gramophones. We had a pleasant room, but it was a bit chilly - there was no heat in the room, and the temperature Friday night fell to a record low of -4C.
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