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history walk

Havana’s Golden Mile

history walk

Havana’s Golden Mile

405 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, French, Spanish
history walk

Havana’s Golden Mile

history walk

Havana’s Golden Mile

405 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, French, Spanish

What you'll do

Five hundred years of well-preserved history have made the Cuban capital a must-visit city to people willing to enhance their knowledge about the world. This experience will allow you to approach its historic center from three different perspectives. First, a historical-cultural perspective will help you understand the origins and evolution of Havana, the main characteristics of its inhabitants, and the social structure of Cuban society. Secondly, an architectural approach will permit you to identify the particular mixture of different styles, including the simplicity of Mudejar art, the peculiarity of Cuban baroque, the majesty of Neoclassicism, and the impressive ornamentation of Art Nouveau. The third perspective is focused on the restoration process of the territory, and the social labor carried out by the Historian Office of Havana to maintain the concept of a “living city.” This experience is the perfect choice for those who have never visited the historic center of Havana, or for those wanting to deepen their understanding of this marvelous city. New!!! Would you like to go further and delve deeper into Cuban society? Are you also looking for a unique activity out of the ordinary? Then you should definitely check our experience The authentic Cuban life at https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/122530

Your hosts

We are a team of Cuban friends with a deep passion about Cuban history, culture, and heritage. We have created @HavanaTraces for sharing with the world the wonders of our capital city. Alfonso was a History teacher at High School. He has a B.S. in Tourism and currently works as a professor at the University of Havana. Neivy has a B.A. in Foreign Languages and works as a professor of Linguistics and Translation studies at the University of Havana. Both, Alfonso and Neivy have been trained by the Office of the Historian of Havana as heritage tour guides of the Old City. Marena, Ernesto and Cecilia have been trained by Alfonso and Neivy, which increases the team to so far five foreign languages professionals whose expertise in Havana's heritage and love for the Cuban culture will make you discover the historical traces of our city.
Alfonso
Alfonso
Marena
Marena
Cecilia
Cecilia
Neivy
Neivy
Ernesto
Ernesto

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Where you'll be

We will be walking around Havana’s Golden Mile, composed of the four main squares of the historic center and its linking streets. There, we will visit historic buildings, theme hotels, art galleries, and other open spaces.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. People with motor disabilities can enjoy the experience. We are always willing to modify the tour according to the needs of our participants, but it is essential for us to know it in advance. Thus, if you have…

More tips

× It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking for about a mile and a half, most of the time on cobblestone streets. * Looking for something off-the-beaten-path? Check this experience https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/122530

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Havana’s Golden Mile
405 reviews
From £15/person
405 reviews
From £15/person