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Discover the hidden charms of a glittering cultural capital.

Your guru: Yeni
Questions? Contact with Yeni

20200613 182003
  • Santiago de Cuba
  • Available in: Spanish, English, French

About the guru Yeni

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” sig... More »

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.

About the tour

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.

ITINERARY OVERVIEW:

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.

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of the cathedral in Céspedes Square. I will be wearing a white shirt.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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, 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!

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