Excursion Special Colonial Carriage Tour Havana Pick Up From Havana
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- Pick Up From: Havana
- Excursion Place: Havana
- Hours: 4
- Allow Kids:
- Days: 1
- Minimal Pax:1
- Kind of excursion: City
- Pick up time:09:00:00
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Description: Special Colonial Carriage Tour
Discover the ancient Havana from an elegant and comfortable horse carriage, according to the customs of XIX century. Horse carriage tour in the colonial style around the Colonial area of the Old Havana. Visit to the Museo de La Ciudad (Museum of the City), former Palacio de Los Capitanes Generales. Walking along the main streets and squares of the Colonial Area of the Old Havana (Plaza San Francisco de Asfs, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas, y La Plaza de La Catedral). Tour along La Cortina de Valdes up to La Maestranza de Artilleria.
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Special Colonial Carriage Tour 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.
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I mean this literally, take a Horse carriage tour around Old Havana.A lot of the drivers(directors) have a good knowledge of English with a good knowledge of Havana.We hired a director (they're numbered by the government ) that showed us around for 2 1/2 hours thru Old Havana . Giving us a knowledge of the insights of Cuba.It cost us with tip 33 CCP for the tour. It's a better way to see Havana especially if you're with somebody that has difficulties getting around as the Havana streets are ridden with potholes. The sidewalks are broken up to pieces in which one could easily trip or fall flat on their face if not careful.The carriages can't go down the Malecon. We had a Mojito along with a Pina Colada during the tour .You can drink on the carriage as they take the number of the carriage before you take off with their glasses
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