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About the guru Yan
Hello! My name is Yan. I am a young graduate of the university who resides in the most wonderful city in Cuba: Havana. I consider it my home because I was born and raised here, but I have also spent a lot of time studying and preparing to do something that fascinates me: making new visitors know my magical city and being of help in case of any doubt or question for being in ... More »
Hello! My name is Yan. I am a young graduate of the university who resides in the most wonderful city in Cuba: Havana. I consider it my home because I was born and raised here, but I have also spent a lot of time studying and preparing to do something that fascinates me: making new visitors know my magical city and being of help in case of any doubt or question for being in an unknown country. At the same time I will 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! I can also help you with everything related to food, transportation, lodging, trips, etc; not only in Havana but also in Vinales and Varadero.
About the tour
Discover what happened before and after the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959. The destination of Modern Havana is a walk through Vedado, the main residential neighborhood of Havana, whose route includes important constructions that emerged in the Cuban neocolonial period and describes aspects of Cuba today.
We will begin our tour on 23rd Street, the most famous and busy street in the heart of Havana. We will head to the National Hotel, which after 80 years still retains all the splendor of its eclectic architecture and has been visited by hundreds of celebrities from the arts, sciences and politics. From inside, we will get to know his surprising memories from the inside and we will enjoy from his garden a beautiful view of the sea and the popular Havana's boardwalk.
(Important: for some time the National Hotel is charging 5 cuc to be able to do the tour with a guide inside it. When making this payment they will include a traditional Cuban drink or any other free liquid in the hotel's Bar of Fame.
Friend traveller, if upon arriving at the hotel you decide not to enter, there is no problem, we continue our Tour).
Passing through the most famous corner of Vedado, 23 and L, we will continue our journey to the University of Havana, a majestic building inspired by the Greek Parthenon and presided by the beautiful sculpture of the Alma Mater, whose steps descended the Centennial Generation in the First March of the Torches.
Finally, after knowing a bit about education, health and sports, we will visit the emblematic Revolution Square, an essential place to visit, to learn about its history, see the José Martí Memorial and take a picture of Che as a proof of the experience.
Along the way you will also get to know different aspects of the Cuban reality of today. Any question is welcome.
I assure you a unique experience!
The official schedules of the tours are at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm but if you want another schedule, please contact me and ask me for availability.
If you want to enjoy my free tour in the Historical Center of Havana too, you can book here:
What's the price? All tours listed on GuruWalk are based on tips. Bookings are completely free of charge.