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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Monica 30 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Roxy - te agradecemos mucho tu trabajo y excelentes explicaciones de cada sitio visitado. ¡Totalmente recomendado!
Guilherme 10 Apr 2024
São Paulo

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Roxy was very kind and informative, bringing a new perspective into Santiago de Cuba, it's people, history and culture. Highly recommend!
Simone 18 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Roxy was an amazing guide! She even modified the start time for me because we couldn't get ahold of each other during internet cuts. She explained the history of each location and answered all my questions about past and present Cuban culture. Thanks Roxy!
Sara 04 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Roxanne has a lot of experience and knowledge. Has a fluid english skills which is understandable considering the fact she was an english teacher. She gave us some good recommendation (restaurant,bars..) and she answered all of our questions. We would definetly recommend this tour!
Jan Richter 25 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Roxana brought us in the history of Santiago de Cuba, a lot of useful information, nice places and buildings. It gave us the perfect background information about the city and its treasures :) thank you for that!
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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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