Description: Cuban Roots
Leaving in air-conditioned busses to go through the process of formation of the Cuban nationality, going deeper into its roots by visiting the Maqueta de la Habana (Havana Model), interesting information on the construction of the city.
Visit to La Casa del Habano (The House of Habano). Welcome coffee together with a habano, while a cigar maker explains the process of its elaboration
Visit to the Memorial Jose Marti (Jose Marti Memmorial) Straighforward visit due to its signifcance for Cuba History. Visit to the Callejon de Hammel (Brief sample of Cuban folk)
Visit to the The Museo del Ron (specialized explanation which ends up with degustation of Habana Club Rum) Visit to the outside area of Morro-Cabana with lunch in Divina Pastora Restaurant. Return to the hotels.
- Destination: Havana
- Hours: 2
- Allow Kids:
- From: Havana
- Days: 1
- Minimal Pax:1
- Kind of excursion: City
- From: Pick up time:09:00:00
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Cuban Roots 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.