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Old Havana Architecture, Lunch and Music

culture walk

Old Havana Architecture, Lunch and Music

Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Old Havana Architecture, Lunch and Music

culture walk

Old Havana Architecture, Lunch and Music

Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Let's get together at the Central Park in Old Havana. I will introduce you to Jose Marti, the Cuban hero that fought for the independence of Cuba in 19 century. We will start our architectural appreciation of the buildings surrounding the park: Great Theater of Havana Alicia Alonso where we will go inside and behind scene, the Capitol building, The Museum of Fine Arts and Manzana de Gomez building. A quick stop to refresh at The Sloppy Joe's bar, where Ernest Hemingway used to sip mojitos. We will meet a Cuban writer to talk about the life of Papa Hemingway in Cuba. Continue walking through cobblestones streets and stop at the Cathedral square, to admire this jewel of the Latin-American baroque style. Few blocks from there we will stop at Saint Francis square and go inside Carmen Montilla art gallery. It's time to move to the modern part of Havana: El Vedado. Meet members of the Classic Car Club of Cuba and board one of those American cars built in US before the Cuban revolution. Ride through Malecon and 23rd streets and stop by a private mansion to join the owners for lunch. During lunch we will talk about the restoration process of old buildings in Old Havana and El Vedado. After lunch we will move to another private residence to finish our architectural appreciation tour and to meet and greet members of a Cuban band during their rehearsal.

Your host

Learn more about Elme

Elme

I'm a Cuban-American citizen living between Miami and Havana. I have founded In Touch With Cuba in November 2012 and have been organizing legal trips to Cuba since then. I'm a photographer, designer and a travel agent, very passionate of the architecture in Havana. I have visited almost 50 countries and I have been in all the provinces of Cuba.

What's included

Food
We will have lunch in one of the mansions that we visit in El Vedado.
Drinks
During the visit to Sloppy Joe's Bar and meeting with the Cuban writer we will enjoy one drink.
Transport
American Classic Car with air conditioning.
Equipment
Photographs and postcards of the places visited will be provided. For American Travelers I will provide a brochure with…

Where you'll be

Old Havana was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. The Great Theater of Havana is an architectural jewel built in 1838 just in front of the Central Park. Another place is The Capitol building that is very similar to the one located in Washington DC. When visiting El Vedado, we will have access to two private mansions, having lunch in one of them. We will have the unique experience of meeting an authentic Cuban band during rehearsal.

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.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Wear comfortable shoes and light clothes, bring sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. This tour includes moderate walking distance (around 2 hours) Guests in wheelchairs or limited mobility should not select this…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

More tips

For American travelers this experience complies with OFAC U.S. Department of the Treasury regulations: 31 CFR § 515.574 - "Support for the Cuban People".

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Elme
Old Havana Architecture, Lunch and Music
New experience
£73/person
New experience
£73/person