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The Painting of Bernardo de Galvez hangs at the very
end of the long hall at the Hotel Galvez. Many who see it get a chill
for they say they can feel his eyes following them as they walk past.
Report poor in to several in the paranormal community that much like
the Haunted Doll in Key West, Florida this ghost does not
like having his portraits picture taken unless you ask his permission
The Hotel Galvez since the early 1900s known as the
"Queen of the Gulf," has undergone a total renovation to
recapture its original glamour while updating the hotel's accommodations
and facilities to the latest standards. And it is haunted! Constructed
in 1911, Hotel Galvez was named after Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish
Colonial governor who first chartered the Texas Gulf Coast and for
whom the city of Galveston was named. Hotel Monthly billed the hotel
as one of the "best arranged and most richly furnished seaside
hotels in America" a year after the hotel opened. Decades later
in 1980, the hotel was named in the National Registrar of Historic
To see this haunted painting in person sends chills
down the spines of some of the most staunch skeptics. Or so they say.
Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston
and Count of Gálvez (Spanish: Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid,
vizconde de Gálveztown y conde de Gálvez) (July 23,
1746, Málaga, Spain—November 30, 1786, Mexico City) was
a Spanish military leader and the general of Spanish forces in New
Spain who served as governor of Louisiana and governor of Cuba. He
spent the last two years of his life as viceroy of New Spain, succeeding
his father Matías de Gálvez y Gallardo, who had been
viceroy before him.
Gálvez is remembered for aiding the United States in its quest
for independence in the American Revolutionary War. Galveston, Texas
and several other places are named for him.
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