Description: Havana Overnight and Cannon Show Ceremony
1st day: Arrival by the eastern part of Havana, to the Morro-Cabaña, Military and Historical Park, a legendary fortress built to protect the entrance of Havana Bay with lunch included in a restaurant with a beautiful view of the Cuban capital. Trip along the Seawall (Malecón), to the new part of the city that includes a panoramic visit to Revolution Square José Martí, Museum of the Revolution, Central Park, Capitol, Inglaterra Hotel and Havana´s Grand Theatre. Lodging and dinner. Departure to Morro-Cabaña, to enjoy the unique Cannon Shot Ceremony. This authentic tradition takes place every night at 9 o'clock since XVIII century when it was used to warn that the bay and the city will be closed. Later, night walks through animated areas.
2nd day: Breakfast and check-out. The morning will be completely dedicated to explore the jewel of the city, Old Havana, World Cultural Heritage, with its magnificent squares: Plaza de Armas, where stand the majestic General Captains Palace, headquarters of the colonial governments; Plaza de San Francisco de Asís, with the Church and the Convent; Cathedral Square and Plaza del Templete, a reminder of Havana´s foundation. Also, a visit to a specialized Cigar and Rum Shop. Lunch and free time to take pictures and walk around in the biggest crafts market of Cuba, special opportunity to get back to home with a souvenir of your stay in Cuba. Departure from Havana: 14:00 Arrival to Santa María Key hotels: 19:00
- Destination: Havana
- Allow Kids:
- From: Cayo Santa Maria
- Days: 2
- Minimal Pax:1
- Kind of excursion: Visit other cities
- From: Pick up time:07:00:00
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Havana Overnight and Cannon Show Ceremony is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.