Knowing the secrets of the Santiaguero Historical Center

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Roxana
Registered on March 01, 2019

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.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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

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  • Meeting point:
    661 General Portuondo Santiago de Cub...
    661 General Portuondo Santiago de Cuba Cuba
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    in front of the church Santisima Trinidad, wearing a green blouse

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Cordula 28 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Roxana gave us an excellent tour. She is very knowledgeable and adapted the tour to our interest. We were the only people that day and thus had a private tour with her which was great!
Adrián 21 Jan 2023
Palma de Mallorca

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
La verdad es que Roxana es una guía maravillosa. Nos ha enseñado cada punto de la historia de Santiago, en un tour de lo más completo. Es imprescindible hacer el tour con Roxana si quieres conocer lo principal de esta ciudad.
Alana 11 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Roxy was a fantastic host. There was great communication before the tour to confirm, she spoke great English and was really knowledgable and passionate about Santiago de Cuba. Roxy was very lovely, and it was a highlight of our time in the city. Would recommend!
gustavo 09 Jan 2023
Mar del Plata

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
La pasamos muy bien con roxi. Nos dio muy buena información histórica y también práctica para desenvolvernos en Santiago
Marcelo 25 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Foi uma experiência muito bacana para nós. Adoramos e roxana é muito erudita! Obrigatório! Must do!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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