Central Havana Neighborhood Tours and Activities
This 3-hour tour will take you to some of the oldest fortresses in Havana’s oldest neighborhood — Havana Vieja, or “Old Havana.” For many centuries the Spanish struggled to protect their city from pirate attacks, and built fortresses along the canal to prevent unwanted visitors from getting too close to the shore.
Since the Spanish came to Cuba in the 16th century there have been a series of architectural styles that took root in Cuba. This tour around the city will take you to iconic landmarks in Old Havana as well as the more modern neighborhoods. Along the way you’ll see incredible examples of art deco as well as neoclassical architecture.
In the mountain range called Sierra de los Órganos you can visit the Viñales Valley. UNESCO declared this area a World Heritage Site because of its singular landscape, which is dotted with limestone formations called mogotes. This tour comes with a guide and transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle.
On a tour of the Regla Museum you’ll see religious art housed inside the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Merced (Our Lady of Mercy). You’ll have a specialized guide who can explain the cultural context of this art, which has significance for both Catholicism and Santería.