The colonial period, lasting nearly 400 years, gave Habana much of the Spanish colonial architecture that distinguishes it and led the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to designate the colonial core of the city, Old Havana, as a World Heritage Site in 1982.
While visiting the old part of Havana, Habana Vieja, you will notice the Spanish influences and how beautiful the buildings are renovated with the money of UNESCO and the historians office
Habana Vieja is also the part of Havana when you love terraces and live music, it is the most touristical part of Havana but really worth a day or two from your trip to Cuba.
“Colonial Havana” Walking Tour in Old Havana
- Category: Half day tours
- Duration: 3-4 hrs
- Departure time: Flexible but preferably from 9am
- Tour guide: Yes
- Children are allowed: Yes
- Languages spoken: Spanish, English, French,
• Pick up at the casa;
• Visit to Colonial Havana declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1982,
Havana is a city that sometimes seemed untouched by history, and yet what a rich and fascinating history it has. Our Old Havana Walking Tour takes in a city that has been influenced by many sources over the course of no less than five centuries, while retaining its own undeniable uniqueness.
We will go past El Capitolio, Havana’s former seat of government which is a dead ringer for the Capitol Building in Washington DC (although both buildings were inspired by the Panthéon in Paris).We will also go past El Floridita (Hemingways former haunt), the Gran Teatro de La Habana (which looks like a sandcastle and is home to the Cuban National Ballet); the Museo de la Revolución, which is housed in the former official residence for the Presidents of Cuba prior to the revolution; the heavenly Central Park (Parque Central); the art deco loveliness of the Bacardi Building (yes, the rum); Havana’s Art Museum; Calle Obispo (a street where you will want to enjoy a drink where the sun goes down), before taking in the most stunning squares you will ever see – Plaza Vieja Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas, before finishing back where you started at the Parque Central in Old Havana. Your unforgettable Old Havana Walking Tour will come to an end here, and your guide can suggest some fantastic options for lunch.Of course, now you’ve had a taste of this city, you might want to go back to some of the amazing places you’ve passed to continue your own Old Havana Walking tour.
• Return to the casa.
TIPS: • Recommended: light clothing, sunglasses, hats or caps, tennis, sandals or comfortable shoes, sunscreen, camera and water bottle.
Services not included in the tour:
- Tickets to museums, attractions or places of interest.
- Taxi to Old havana
- food and drinks.
- Tips for tour guide.
20 USD per person
min 2 pax