Curating the art collection involved a complex process of classification, conservation and restoration by two expert restorers, while a painter took charge of the meticulous decoration of frescoes and trompe-l'œils in the hotel rooms.
More than 1,300 works of art adorn the hacienda, the largest contribution of artistic heritage to the island of La Palma since the seventeenth century. The interiors of the Hotel Hacienda de Abajo echo the rich content of the homes of the hacienda owners from centuries ago. Opulent objects from trade exchanges across the globe were imported from the sixteenth century onwards. Antwerp (the international hub of the sugar trade), Seville and the Indies were the source of tapestries, furniture, devotional imagery, mirrors, paintings and carved silverware, while delicate Chinese porcelain was brought in from the voyages that began with the Manila Galleons and continued with the Spanish Treasure Fleet. Today, works of art from around the world adorn the rooms and guest areas of the resurrected hacienda, such as valuable French and Flemish tapestries from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (the best collection in the Canary Islands), alongside outstanding pieces dating from the fifteenth century, Chinese porcelain and statues from the Tang, Ming and Qing Dynasties, European religious carvings from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, and a whole host of other opulent objets d'art.