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 and like all our tours can be customized.

Duration: (4 -6 hours)

Includes:

  • Specialized English-speaking guide.

  • Transportation (optional: Vintage Non-Convertible Car).

  • Entrance fee to all places on the tour.

  • Lunch for groups of 3 people or more.​

 

Description:

 

A 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 see this socio-cultural community project that started in the workshop of Cuban artist Jose Fuster.  He, with the help of many others, has converted his home neighborhood into a masterpiece of intricate tile-work and kaleidoscopic colors in the distinctive style of Catalan artist Antoni Gaudí. This should make for some excellent photo opportunities!

 

- Inside the National Hotel.

Tour inside one of the most legendary buildings in Cuba, located on a hill with a magnificent view of Havana and the Malecon, the National Hotel became famous in the 50s when it was frequented by movie legends like Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable and Ava Gardner; His images decorate the walls of the hotel's café bar. Although today it is an important business center in Havana, it is inextricably linked to the years when the mafia and the government of that time were faithful allies.

- Lunch (1 hour)

 

- 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.