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About the guru Jorge
Hi dear traveler! My name is Jorge, I am a guru from Havana, Cuba. I am a professional tour guide and I consider myself as a joyful and funny person. I love making friends with those people who visit us. Sharing my knowledge about Havana and showing you its charms and why it is considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1982, is one of the things I love the most. ... More »
Hi dear traveler! My name is Jorge, I am a guru from Havana, Cuba. I am a professional tour guide and I consider myself as a joyful and funny person. I love making friends with those people who visit us. Sharing my knowledge about Havana and showing you its charms and why it is considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1982, is one of the things I love the most. I also enjoy a lot learning from you, about your customs, traditions, culture, and so on, since I've always thought that learning has no boundaries, it educate us and make us a better person. I love each corner of my city, and if you feel eager to come with me, you will even get to see part of the city that not many people get to see, the real and wonderful Havana, as described by one of the best Cuban writer of all times, Alejo Carpentier. So don’t think it twice. Come along and discover and learn of a city that tells its history from its incredible mixed architecture, its culture and its beautiful people!!!
About the tour
A most do when someone visits the breathtaking city of Havana is to walk through its colonial and always charming old core, declared by UNESCO, along with its defensive fortification system (fortresses), as World Heritage back in 1982.
I invite you to come along through this magic tour that will last 2 hours and a half, but that will leave you eager to have more. We will basically walk through the main four Plazas built during the late XVI and early XVII centuries; and the streets that interconnect them all, and we are going to be able to interact with its wonderful colonial architecture, characters dressed like in the old times, streets made out of cobblestones, stained glasses. All so colorful and so harmoniously refurbished always following its architectural patterns and original elements and facades, thanks to the great work of the historian of our city.
At the end of the tour I can gladly recommend you very good places to have lunch or dinner with great offers of authentic Cuban food with also great prices.
Our itinerary is rather flexible. It includes but is not limited to:
1. San Juan de Dios Street, a street that will lead us to our first stopover, Plaza de la Catedral. Through this first section you will get to see part of the city that is not so touristic, but it will show us at the same time the real Havana, with people living in their own houses, private businesses running such as restaurants; government institutions such as Ministers and Public Health institutions, different common means of transportations for the Cubans such as bicycle taxis, horse drawn carriages, among other interesting things.
2. The word wide famous restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio one of the favorite places for the American Nobel Prize in literature Ernest Hemingway, who loved drinking the world wide famous Cuban cocktail Mojito. He always used to say, Daiquiri at El Floridita and Mojitos at La Bodeguita del Medio.
3. Plaza de la Catedral, Cathedral Plaza, a religious Square comprising the main religious catholic institution of Cuba, as well as the oldest houses built in the city, all of these premises built in baroque style.
4. Plaza de Armas, Arms Square, which comprises the foundational spot of the city, the oldest fortress built by the Spanish in the Americas, the city museum, a natural sciences museum, among other spots of interest.
5. San Francisco de Asisis Plaza, Saint Francis de Asisis Plaza, also known as the Pigeons Plaza, with its former Franciscan Church, where there is nowadays a Chamber Music Hall, the former Stock Market and the Cruise Terminal next to it.
6. Plaza Vieja, Old Plaza, very colorful and perfect for those who love different kind of architectures, which vary from baroque style, to Art Nouveau and eclectic style architecture.
7. We will also get to see the famous hotel Ambos Mundos, the same hotel where Hemingway used to stay during his first 10 years when he started to visit the island.
8. Obispo street, a pedestrian street, always very busy with both, Cubans and people from around the world, and also with both state-owned and private businesses running all across. This street will lead you to the Bar El Floridita, same bar where Hemingway used to go to sip the Cuban Cocktail Daiquiri, and only a block away from our starting point, where we started our walking tour.
Book now!!! There is so much fun and excitement waiting for you. I cannot
wait to meeting you!!!!
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