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Free Walking Tour in Old Havana I

Your guru: Yan
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  • Havana
  • Available in: English, Spanish

About the guru Yan

Hello! My name is Yan. I am a young graduated from college who resides in the most wonderful city in Cuba: Havana. I consider it my home because I was born and raised here and, on another hand, I study every day to do a better job and be able to make new visitors know well my magical city. I also like to help in case of any doubt or question for being in an unknown country. ... More »

Hello! My name is Yan. I am a young graduated from college who resides in the most wonderful city in Cuba: Havana. I consider it my home because I was born and raised here and, on another hand, I study every day to do a better job and be able to make new visitors know well my magical city. I also like to help in case of any doubt or question for being in an unknown country. Every time is special because I have the privilege to meet and share with people from other parts of the planet. Join me and you will not regret my Free Walking Tour through Havana! ¡You will see that it is not in vain that it is one of the 7 wonders cities of the world!

About the tour

Join me on this 2.5 hours walk. It is a walking tour through the Historical Center of Havana, particularly through the Four Main Squares and the streets that connect them. We will be taking a trip back in time to walk between the architecture of the colonial era (XVI, XVII, XVIII and XIX centuries) that mixes simultaneously with the daily life of contemporary Havana.

In our trip you will also have the opportunity to know about Cuba: its history, its reality, its people ...

At the end of the tour I can recommend you very good places to lunch/dinner. They have very good cuisine but also very good prices.

Also, if you want to make a stop on the way to enter a place or buy a souvenir, you can do it.

Our itinerary is flexible. It includes but is not limited to:

• Cathedral Square

• Castle of the Royal Force

• Main Square

• El Templete

• Museum of the City

• Saint Francis Square

• Convent of San Francisco de Asís

• Old Square

• Bodeguita del Medio

A very pleasant time awaits you, you will not regret it!

The official schedules of the tours are at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, but if you want another schedule, please, contact me and ask me for availability.

If you want to complement this tour and get to know the rest of the heritage zone, you can book here:

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/6521-free-walking-tour-havana-historical-center-ii

If you want to enjoy my free tour of Modern Havana too, you can book here:

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/5231-free-walking-tour-modern-havana

Meeting point
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How to find me: Next to the Fountain of the Lions in Francisco de Asís Square ( this square is better known as "Plaza de las Palomas"). I am tall, thin and wear glasses. I always carry a black backpack with me.

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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 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (111)

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Pauline

4 days ago

Great tour. Yan was very pleasant and welcoming and made the city come to life with his stories. Excellent guide

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Savannah & Tom

5 days ago

Yan was excellent! We learned so much and enjoyed the beauty and history of old Havana. Thank you!

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Response from Yan:

Thanks Savannah!
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Javiera Araya

7 days ago

Yan es un amor de persona, muy calmado y respetuoso, se nota lo bien preparado que está y lo mucho que ja estudiado, recomiendo 100% realizar el walking tour con el, responde todas las consultas y se adapta a los intereses de cada quien, gracias Yan por el recorrido, abrazos desde Chile :)

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Michael Roseman

9 days ago

Yan was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, kept good pace, juggled several languages at once, excellent English, provided a lot of insights as a Cuban, tried hard to keep our tweens interested and more. Highly recommend.

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Adriana

15 days ago

El tour que tomamos con Yan, no lo teníamos programado, ya que íbamos a dar un free walking tour, pero el guia nunca llegó. Sin embargo, Yan estaba justo esperando también a unos turistas que tampoco pudieron llegar. Gracias a Dios las cosas se dieron de esta manera, porque tuvimos un tour excelente Yan nos mostró cada plaza y explicó todos los datos de los edificios y monumentos. Conoce muy bien. La historia de su ciudad desde aconteciéndote del siglo XVI hasta la actualidad!!! Fu muy gentil incluso como no teníamos tiempo, pues nos íbamos al día siguiente nos hizo ambos tours en uno solo. También nos ayudó con las fotos, debido a que mi celular se descargó en mitad del tour y él muy amable de ofreció a tomarnos fotos con su celular y me las mandó al día siguiente! Si quieren conocer la Havana, entender su historia,su arquitectura y porque tiene tanta diversidad cultural, No hay nadie como Yan que se los pueda explicar mejor!!!

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Geoff

17 days ago

Yan was an excellent guide and we would recommend him to everyone. He was very very knowledgable about all of the history (and more) of the old town. We had a great time with a pleasant personality and a sense of humor. We also did a second tour with him because this one was so

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