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Living Havana

Your guru: Jorge Mario
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  • Havana
  • Available in: English, French, Spanish

About the guru Jorge Mario

Hello, my name is Jorge Mario and I am originally from Havana. I studied Tourism in the Havana University and I work in This sector, so I have experience showing my city. I hope you will enjoy while visiting the city with me.

Hello, my name is Jorge Mario and I am originally from Havana. I studied Tourism in the Havana University and I work in This sector, so I have experience showing my city. I hope you will enjoy while visiting the city with me.

About the tour

With this visit you will discover the Historical Centre by foot. You will see some of the Cuban's dayly activities and we will visit historical and touristic places.

This tour should last between 2-3 hours.

The beginning will be talking about general information about Cuba and Havana. We will go back in time and we will discover the main characteristics of the Colonial Spanish houses. Then we will penetrate inside some of these old houses that had been transformed and now they are small citadels where multiple famillys live in.

We will walk by La Bodeguita del Medio, the famous bar where Ernest Hemingway used to drink mojitos.Then Cuban religion will be explained by visiting the Havana Cathedral.

After that you will be able to interchange with Cuban local artist in the Experimental Arts Workshop.

We continue the visit inside a XIX century pharmacy where are exhibited some of the original items used by the aphotecaries.

You will live a nice experience when you will see the project we have with dogs. For avoiding street dogs.

Myths and legends will be shown in the Plaza the Armas, the foundational square.

There we will meet the Cuban musketeers, rhum, coffee and cigars.

We will walk by an antique store and the city mosque.

After that we will visit some of the living museums in the city like the hand fans, the perfums, the chocolate one among others.

We continue in a social square where we will have the opportunity to explore some of the new private business in Cuba like private bars, restaurants and others. In this square there are other interesting places to visit like the coffee house and an artisanal brewery.

We will continue walking through the heart of the old Havana and watching Cuban dayly activities. Then in the Christ's square we will know about ambulant sellers who provide the citizens with fruits, vegetables, flowers and even pets. Then you will discover one of the hotspot of the wifi areas.

We will stop in the Floridita bar, consider as the daiquiri's crib. Here was the place where Hemingway used to drink the famous cuban cocktail.

We will finish this visit in Central Park where I will show you the variety of Cuban's transportation means and how to use them. Here I can have a feedback about the tour and say see you next time.

Meeting point
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How to find me: At the entrance of the Palace of Crafts with a blue shirt and a black cap.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

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