Excursions in Havana

42 excursions and activities in Havana are offered at reasonable prices and may be booked online.

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Information That Will Help With Your Visit to Havana

During your trip to Cuba, there are a number of things you can do to experience the culture of the island. You can take a tour of the National Capitol Building, learn about the Salsa dance, visit the Vinales Valley, or spend time in the famous Hemingway House.

Salsabor dance school

EFCH is the place to go for a one on one lesson in the nuances of Cuban dance. They have a well rounded staff and significant number of collaborators. There are many reasons to choose EFCH over any of the other salsa clad clubs in town.

While most dance schools have a standard tuition fee, there are some special deals aplenty. The cheapest lesson in the biz goes for just under a hundred dollars. The school also makes its presence known by organizing fun and games, including a weekly dance night out. The student body is comprised of a who's who of Havana's movers and shakers.

National Capitol Building

Among the many buildings in the Cuban capital, the National Capitol building in Havana is the most popular. The building is located on San Jose and Dragones.

The building was constructed in 1926, but was not finished until 1929. It was designed by Raul Otero and Eugenio Rayneri Piedra, who drew inspiration from the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. It is made of Capellania white limestone and block granite.

El Capitolio Nacional is the symbol of the Cuban government. It was completed in 1929 during the rule of Gerardo Machado. It is similar to the Capitol in Washington, DC, but is longer and wider. It took three years to build, and cost about 17 million dollars.

La Catedral de La Habana

Located in the heart of La Habana, the Catedral de San Cristobal de La Habana is an important cultural and religious landmark in Cuba. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a Catholic church that is dedicated to the Virgen Maria of the Inmaculate Conception. It was built in 1748. It was designed by Italian architect Francesco Borromini.

The Catedral de San Cristobal de la Habana is the largest example of baroque architecture in Cuba. It was built on land purchased by Felipe Jose de Tres-palacios y Verdeja.


Vinales Valley

Located in the Sierra de los Organos, Vinales Valley is one of Cuba's most scenic and interesting locations. The UNESCO world heritage site has a lot to offer, including its rich soil and the best tobacco in Cuba. The area is also well-suited for farming and livestock raising.

A great way to see the region is by horseback. You will have the opportunity to chat with local farmers as you ride through their fields. This is a great way to learn about the local culture, which includes the process for making Havana cigars.

Hemingway's house

Visiting Ernest Hemingway's house in Havana is like getting an insider's glimpse into the life of the legendary author. Hemingway lived in Cuba for the last two decades of his life and it's easy to see why he loved it so much. The house is filled with thousands of objects he accumulated during his time there, including a bell at the front door and a Pablo Picasso ceramic medal.

Hemingway's house is now a museum. He bought the property in 1940 and stayed there for the next 20 years.

Free walking tours of Old Havana

Taking free walking tours of Old Havana is a great way to get to know this historical Cuban city. You'll discover the best places to see and eat in the region.

The tour is run by an English-speaking guide who will take you through a maze of streets in Old Havana. He will explain the history of the city, show you a number of landmarks and tell you about some of the myths and legends associated with it. You can also expect to have a lunch at the guide's favorite restaurant.


Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Located on the Malecon seawall, the Hotel Nacional de Cuba is a historic landmark in Havana. It was constructed in 1930 in eclectic Art Deco style. Its eight floors provide panoramic views of the sea and the city. It has been declared a National Monument.

The hotel is surrounded by extensive gardens. Its lobby is adorned with beautiful artwork and antiques. It is one of the largest hotels in Havana. The rooms are decorated in antiques and antique furniture. They still have the original white wooden plantation-style louver doors.

Havana - excursions and day trips

Having a Havana day trip is a great way to explore the city and other parts of Cuba. Visiting these sites will allow you to get a true taste of the real character of Cuba. Whether you want to enjoy a beach getaway, or get to know locals, there are many excursions you can choose from.

If you're looking for a nature-themed day trip from Havana, the Soroa UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is the best option. This beautiful spot is home to a number of waterfalls, including Los Manantiales Waterfall. It's located approximately an hour west of Havana. To get here, you can take a private taxi, but there are also public bus options.

Another option is to visit the village of Cojimar. This fishing village is a little off the beaten path, and is the inspiration for the novel The Old Man and the Sea. The town has a statue of Hemingway, as well as a small Malecon along the seafront. You can also see the Cojimar Tower, which dates from 1649.

If you're interested in learning about Cuba's history, you can do a walking tour of the historic Old Town of Havana. This neighborhood has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is known for its beautiful architecture. You can do this on your own, or you can hire a tour guide to show you around.

Another Havana day trip is the Ernest Hemingway tour. Hemingway spent several years in the city, and wrote portions of For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. If you're a fan of his writing, you can sign up for a day tour that will take you to his former home and other hangouts. You'll also learn about the city's history and food. The nine-hour tour departs from the hotel where Hemingway lived. You'll also have lunch at a restaurant that Hemingway frequented, and spend time at Finca Vigia.

Another great choice for a Havana day trip is the Vinales Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll get to see traditional tobacco factories and unique mogotes. The area is also accessible by horseback and bicycle. The valley is approximately two hours from Havana, and you'll need to book a car.

If you're into classic cars, you can take a classic car tour of Havana. These tours include an English-speaking driver, and you'll also have the opportunity to stop at the Hotel Nacional for a drink at sunset.

If you're interested in getting closer to the locals, consider taking a cooking class. This is an activity that allows you to meet the residents of the city, shop for ingredients, and prepare a meal. It's a great way to experience the true Cuban way of life, and it's a wonderful way to get to know local people.

The best Havana day trips don't cost much and don't involve a lot of driving. Depending on how far you're going, you can even stay at a casa particular, or Cuban Bed and Breakfast.

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