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The top spot to stay in La Candelaria, Hotel de La Opera is on a lovely cobblestone street adjacent to the Teatro Colón. The hotel was created from two restored colonial homes, each with an original courtyard. All guest rooms are decorated with Italian furniture. The spacious, beautifully decorated suites are well worth a splurge. The terrace restaurant, El Mirador, offers great views of La Candelaria, as do most of the hotel's rooms. Enjoy live-music shows on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as complimentary use of the pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna.