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Knowing the secrets of the Santiaguero Historical Center

Your Guru: Roxana
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  • Santiago de Cuba
  • Available in English, Spanish, French
  • 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

Tour Schedule

  • Thu, 13 May
    14:00
  • Fri, 14 May
    14:00
  • Sat, 15 May
    10:00

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 (16)

Ivan Rojas Vico 03/18/2020

Ingrid 03/11/2020

The tour with Roxana was great! She speaks english perfectly and knows a lot about the places she showed us. The tour was very interactive and we could ask her whatever we wanted to know about Santiago, Cuba in general, history, religion, politics, etc.

Ron hadassi 02/19/2020

Roxana was very nice interesting and excellent attitude Fully recommended

Angeles 02/10/2020

Roxana es una excelente anfitriona de Santiago de Cuba!!! Alegre y dispuesta a compartir la historia y los secretos de esta ciudad soñ Es profesora de INGLÉS, y también habla en FRANCÉS, por lo cual, recomiendo ampliamente su tour, sea cual sea tu lengua materna.

Ute Sturm 02/07/2020

Großartige Tour. Roxana kann sehr gut erzählen und es war super, das wir nur zu zweit waren, dadurch konnte sie uns alle Fragen beantworten. Danke

5.0(16) Ratings

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!

5.0(16) Ratings