Havana, Art and History
6 hr
$115

*For the tour a deposit of 55 USD per person is required and

a payment of 60 CUC per person in cash at the beginning of the tour.

This is a private tour with a minimum of 2 clients per group.

Includes:

  • English-speaking guide.

  • Transportation in a Classic American Car.

  • Entrance fee to all places in the tour.

  • Lunch for groups larger than 2 people.​

 

Description:

 

Panoramic tour where we combined a visit to the historic National Hotel with two of the principal socio-cultural projects in Cuba, on this tour you will be driving along many other historical and interesting places in Havana.

 

 

Fusterlandia.

Visit the neighborhood of Jaimanitas to be in touch with this socio-cultural community project that has started in the workshop of the Cuban artist Jose Fuster who, with the help of many others have converted his home neighborhood into a masterpiece of intricate tile-work and kaleidoscopic colors at the very style of Gaudí. 

 

National Hotel.

Tour inside one of the legendaries building of Cuba, located in one of the best corners of Havana facing the Malecon the National Hotel rise the pick of the glory in the 50's when was frequented by film legends like Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, and Ava Gardner - their pictures decorate the walls of the hotel's café bar.  This that is now a major business center in Havana is also inextricably linked to the mobs years. In 1946 Lucky Luciano called a summit at the Nacional at which the carving up of Havana was on the agenda. In 1955 the Nacional's casino and nightclub were opened and managed by Meyer Lansky.

 

Callejon de Hamel

Like Fusterlandia this is one of the principal socio-cultural community projects in Cuba, this time was the artist Salvador Gonzáles Escalona who convert this alley in a masterpiece with a mix of surrealism, cubism, and abstract art based in the Afro-Cuban culture. The area was once rather desolate, but the colorful street now provides an eccentric backdrop for musicians and rumba dancers who entertain the increasing crowds of tourists and locals. Every Sunday afternoon the neighborhood reach the pick of its environment with a big rumba party that summons a lot of locals and foreigners in a big and happy group.