Free Tour Baracoa historic center and legends with a local guide

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Geovannis
Registered on August 02, 2022

Hello, my name is Geovannis Steve, I have been a guide since 2012. I consider myself a fun and empathetic person. All the time I am full of good humor and I am a lover of what I do. I really enjoy showing and making known the charming city where I live and its nature.

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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

"Discover Baracoa with me"
The oldest city in Cuba, baptized as the first in time, is full of mysteries, legends and even rumors of a curse. Yes like that.
In this tour we will start where the kissed Christopher Columbus first landed , Porto Santo Bay , where the beauty of this is admired by all visitors contrasting its majesty with the mountains. The history of Baracoa begins in this bay.
From here we will move towards the fort, the point that was part of a system of protection against corsairs and pirates where there are still vestiges of this time. The displacement from this first area, the oldest, will take us to what is known today as the historic center of the City.
Already through the historic center we will pass under a sculpture from the Taíno culture, Ataleya , do not you know who it is? It is a very important Goddess for the Taínos.
Here, in this area, we will delve into the different construction styles that are due to the influences of those who settled in the city, mainly Spanish and French.
The visit to the Cathedral will be very important to be able to see more closely the beliefs of many people and to be able to witness the Cruz de la Parra, the original cross that Columbus put up when he first landed in this area as a symbol of Christianity.
Concluding the tour you will arrive at the mysterious part of Baracoa, do not be scared, it is the story of Pelú, a beggar who cursed the city in the 19th century and even today this curse remains.
Finally, we will conclude the tour in the archaeological museum that is in a cave, the perfect place to finish understanding and discovering the reality of Baracoa.

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  • Meeting point:
    Calixto Garcia #1, Baracoa, Cuba
    Calixto Garcia #1, Baracoa, Cuba
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    I will be at Calle Calixto García house #1 in the front with a black cap that says Baracoa4u.

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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Kacie 07 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
My guide was informative, fun, professional and as a female solo traveler, I felt 100% safe. Highly recommend!!
Lucy 23 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
We had the most wonderful morning with Nailyn. We learnt so much about the history of Baracoa, the indigenous culture, how the community lives today and many more interesting stories. This was one of the best tours we have done on our entire trip. Baracoa is such a wonderful place and would recommend everyone to do this tour!
Gijsbert 20 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
5 stars plus a lot extra for Steve! He showed us the city and surroundings and knew everything with nice details. Speaks perfectly English. Highly recommend and many thanks!
Giovanni (Gio) 22 Oct 2022
Las Vegas

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Great tour by Geovannis!!! He's very passionate and knowledgeable about his town.There were a couple of hours full of information mixed with packed fun,soI highly recommend this tour,we will take it once again when we return to Baracoa!!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
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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