Description: Overnight in Havana
1st Day: Departure on bus to Havana. Entrance to Morro Fortress to have a nice view of the colonial Havana, Humanity's Heritage since 1982. Panoramic tour of modern Havana (Revolution square, University, Rampa and Malecon). Free time. Lunch at a restaurant in the city. Visit to Colon's cemetery. Lodging at hotel with dinner included. Free afternoon. At night,
go to the famous Tropicana cabaret for a fabulous show (option). Return to hotel.
2nd day: Breakfast at hotel. Tour of colonial Havana: visit of the Obispo St. commercial area and to the National Capitol with time for pictures at Central Park. Walking tour around the parks, squares, fortresses and streets built during the 16th and 19th centuries: Cathedral Square, Arms Square, Old Square, Museum of the City, Bodeguita del Medio and Floridita. Lunch at a restaurant in the area.
Return to Trinidad.
- Destination: Havana
- Allow Kids:
- From: Trinidad
- Days: 2
- Minimal Pax:1
- Kind of excursion: Visit other cities
- From: Pick up time:06:00:00
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Overnight in Havana 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.