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Knowing the secrets of the Santiaguero Historical Center

Your Guru: Roxana
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20 ratings
  • Santiago de Cuba
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

I am a single mother. I love the history of my city and I want to share the secrets of my city with our visitors.

I am a single mother. I love the history of my city and I want to share the secrets of my city with our visitors.

About the Tour

Santiago de Cuba is one of the oldest cities in Cuba. Its more than 500 years offer us a wealth of history and anecdotes that make us unique. In our city you can visit the oldest house in America, inhabited by Diego Velázquez, Spanish conqueror and founder of our town.

The visit to the first library museum founded in Cuba in 1899 by Don Emilio Bacardi, first mayor of Santiago de Cuba, is also required. In this wonderful museum we will find museum pieces that date from the time of the first inhabitants of our island, to the contemporaneity. Personal objects of the main leaders of our wars of independence and a large collection of Cuban and international art.

Santiago de Cuba was the birthplace of the July 26 movement, a revolutionary movement led by Fidel Castro Ruz that put an end to the Batistian tyranny. To learn more about its history we will visit the Museum of the Clandestine Struggle and the Moncada Barracks, as well as make a small stop in a humble house that was inhabited as a child by Fidel Castro while he was studying in our city.

Throughout the tour you will have the opportunity to enjoy the best views to take your best photos, as well as to chat and share opinions with your hostess. I hope you can choose us and that we will soon find ourselves discovering the secrets of my Santiago together.

List of places:

-Museum Emilio Bacardi

-Museum Diego Velazquez

-Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba

-Museum of the Clandestine Struggle

-House of Fidel Castro

-Museum July 26, Cuartel Moncada

What does it include:

-Does not include museum tickets

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: in front of the church Santisima Trinidad, wearing a green blouse

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (20)

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Miriam
23 May 2022 Erlangen
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Travelled alone - May 2022

Roxana was an amazing tour guide! I had so much fun on the tour and she made the history of Santiago come alive! We went to all main sites and it was a great first day activity as I got a great Overview of the City. Even if you do just one thing in Santiago gomfor this Tour you'll get the gist of the city and a great feel for it. More than that Roxana is just a really lovely person. Absolutely recommend! :)

Marina
20 Mar 2022 Oviedo
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Travelled in group - Mar 2022

SERGI
08 Mar 2022 Barcelona
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Travelled in couple - Mar 2022

La visita con Roxana fue estupenda, pasamos un rato muy agradable visitando el centro de Santiago y conociendo su historia. Estuvo abierta en todo momento a responder nuestras preguntas y nos hizo una panorámica muy clara de la ciudad.

Response from Roxana
Gracias ,fue un gran placer
Rayna
19 Jan 2022 Sofia
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Travelled in couple - Jan 2022

Ivan
18 Mar 2020
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Travelled in group - Mar 2020

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!