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Fortresses of Colonial Havana

Fortresses of Colonial Havana

€ 80,00 / 4 Pax

15 Guests

Address: El Templete Fortress, Old Havana
Hosted by: Benito Albisa
Starts at: 9:30 AM
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Scheduling

Departure Time: 9:30 AM
Pick-up: El Templete Fortress (Ceiba del Templete) Baratillo and Narciso Lopez, Old Havana
Tour days: All Week
Tour Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Return: Around 11:30 PM
Children allowed: Yes

 

Introduction

Havana was the most protected place by the Spanish crown in Colonial time. The cause for this overprotection was that here they stored the treasures that were extracted in the rest of colonies in America. For more than two centuries Havana, cruise of America, was under the greedy radar of corsairs and pirates that swarmed the Caribbean. It was also object of desire of the most conspicuous powers at the time, such as the British Empire.

The Fortress system of Colonial Havana is one of the better preserved military complexes of Hispanic America. Cuba has in its military history one of the oldest fortifications in the Spanish empire, the fortress of the Real Force (Castillo de la Real Fuerza), and with the most expensive of all, San Carlos de la Cabaña, making the Iberian king Carlos the 3rd, ask to see it from the windows of Escorial, in Spain.
To visit these fortress is like to travel in History, not only from Cuba but over the hole continent.

 

Prices

The set price is for 4 persons. Here is a detailed price table.

Persons Price / PAX
2 CUC 35.00
3 CUC 25.00
4 CUC 20.00 
5 CUC 18.00
CUC 15.00
7 CUC 15.00
8 + CUC 10.00

Note that the price is referred by persons. Eg: 4 persons will cost a total of 4 x CUC 20.00 = CUC 80.00

 

What we'll do

We will visit the main Fortress of the Colonial Havana

 

Places to visit

  • Plaza de Armas
  • Real Fuerza Fortress
  • Havana Wall
  • Maestranza de artillería
  • San Salvador de La Punta Fortress
  • Estudiantes de Medicina Monument
  • Real cárcel de La Habana
  • Tres Reyes del Morro Fortress
  • San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress


Optional: If the experience is carried out in a car (needs settlement in price), we will also visit the Fort of Chorrera, the Turret of San Lázaro and the Fort of Cojímar.

 

What I'll provide

  • Bottle of water. I'll give this to you when we meet.

 

Where we'll be

We will meet at El Templete. From there we will walk by the several Fortresses of Colonial Havana.

Meeting point in English: El Templete Fortress (Ceiba del Templete) Baratillo and Narciso Lopez, Old Havana.

Meeting point in Spanish: Fortaleza el Templete (Ceiba del Templete) Baratillo and Narciso Lopez, Habana Vieja

Contact Phone: +535 314 8592

 

Notes

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
All drinks and other consumables ARE TO INCLUDED.

 

About your host, Benito

I am a history professor at Havana University. I specialize in the history of Spain and its influence on Cuba. I look forward to sharing the history of my beautiful city with you while discussing the country's social and political issues.

 

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