Discover the hidden charms of a glittering cultural capital.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Guru: Yeni
Registered on June 13, 2020

Hello! My name is Yeni. I'm a young and enthusiastic tour guide in Santiago de Cuba, the city I was born and raised in. I was a former English teacher at the University of Santiago. Today, I share my passion for my hometown taking travelers around and showing them my city's rich historical and cultural heritage. If you are wanting more than just the “facts” or “touristy” sights, I will take you to unique local spots only Cubans have access to and help understand and see a side of Cuba you never knew existed. I’m also very friendly and fun to be around and I’m always in a good humor and smile. I love meeting new people and listening and sharing opinions with others.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

A good leg-stretching walking tour through the old colonial district, departing from the Town Square with its many historical buildings and strolling through the old, colorful neighborhoods and various plazas.

As you walk through Santiago’s old colonial quarter you will enjoy the never ending panorama of street musicians playing son, trova and bolero; people walking, talking, hustling, flirting, guitar-strumming. You will be able to mingle with the locals and learn about Santiago’s daily life and customs. The walk covers approximately 1 mile with stops for cold drinks and rest. Ideal time to start the tour, considering strong sun hours is early in the morning at/or before 9:00 o’clock.


Stopovers and sights include:

Santiago’s cathedral

Diego Velázquez Colonial Museum- one of the oldest houses in Latin America

Colonial City Hall

Casa de la Trova, Cuba’s shire of traditional music with spontaneous live concerts.

Carnival Museum

Artisans’ streets, shops, souvenir galleries and artist studios

Moncada Barracks- historical site were the Cuban Revolution first started in 1953.

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  • Meeting point:
    402 General Lacret Santiago de Cuba 9...
    402 General Lacret Santiago de Cuba 90100 Cuba
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    In front of the cathedral in Céspedes Square. I will be wearing a white shirt.

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).

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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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