Cultural Walk in Havana (Self Guided), Havana

Havana is both the official capital of Cuba, and the cultural capital as well. Many galleries, cinemas, theaters, and music shops offer visitors a taste of the local culture - which is a mixture of native habits and ways along with those of the Spaniards, and later, U.S. influence. The following tour will take you for a short walk which will summarize it all.
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Guide Name: Cultural Walk in Havana
Guide Location: Cuba » Havana (See other walking tours in Havana)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: kane
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Julio Antonio Mella Theater
  • Hubert de Blanck Theater
  • Amadeo Roldan
  • Guiñol Theatre
  • Cine La Rampa
Julio Antonio Mella Theater

1) Julio Antonio Mella Theater

Bearing the name of a dissident and revolutionary, who was murdered by order of Cuban dictator Gerardo Machado, the Julio Antonio Mella theater is amongst the best in Havana. Seating 1,475, the theater hosts cabaret shows and regular theatrical performances. Also, each Saturday at 3pm the stage is open for "pena" and folk club performances.
Hubert de Blanck Theater

2) Hubert de Blanck Theater

The Hubert de Blanck Theater is a small theater on Calle Calzada, with a seating capacity of 267 people. It offers performances of contemporary and classical plays and occasional presentations of well-known foreign productions. The Hubert de Blanck Theater is a preferred venue amongst locals, as it is with tourists.
Amadeo Roldan

3) Amadeo Roldan

The Amadeo Roldán Theater (Spanish: Teatro Amadeo Roldán), is a theater in Havana that was built in 1929. It reopened in 1999 as the head office of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, which performs seasonally every Sunday at 11:00PM. The venue now consists of the Amadeo Roldán and García Caturla halls, where symphony orchestras perform, piano recitals, and a mixture of classical and contemporary music. The Amadeo Roldán hall seats 886, for important concerts such as Egberto Gismonti and Leo Brouwer. The Caturla hall is for small band performances and has a capacity of 276 persons. The theater, apart from being home to the National Symphony Orchestra, is also home to prestigious international events which are held there such as the "Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra" (International Guitar Gathering).

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
Guiñol Theatre

4) Guiñol Theatre (must see)

El Guiñol is known by most youngsters in Havana since it hosts quality children's shows and theatre performances featuring puppets and dummies. Established in 1963, it has seen hundreds of plays based on children's classical literature, played to appreciative young audiences. The theatre is run by El Guiñol, a children's theatre company well known throughout Cuba, with venues all over the island. They have a comedy show for adults each Tuesday night.

Performance Hours:
Fri, Sat: 8:30pm; Sun: 5pm
Cine La Rampa

5) Cine La Rampa

Originally built in 1955, La Rampa Cinema used to be a bowling alley, a cafeteria, and a bar, after that it was renovated and became a cinema. It is regarded as one of the finest cinemas in Cuba, because of its high sound quality and projection system.

Walking Tours in Havana, Cuba

Create Your Own Walk in Havana

Create Your Own Walk in Havana

Creating your own self-guided walk in Havana is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cuban Freedom Fighters & Battles

Cuban Freedom Fighters & Battles

Since it was discovered by Spain, the Island remained under its rule until the late 19th-early 20th century. During that period, it saw a series of wars, revolutions, and coup d'etats. On this tour you will see the key places in Havana related to those events, as well as monuments to the key people who made them happen.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Havana City Center Walk

Havana City Center Walk

The city of Havana was founded in 1511. Today, Havana is the capital of Cuba and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Havana is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean region. Almost perfect weather conditions makes it a great spot for taking a vacation. This walking tour will help you explore the center of Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Museums of Havana

Museums of Havana

Havana has a rich history and was once the Spanish center of power in the Caribbean and South America. Later, it became the center of art, architecture and military power in the region. The museums in Havana can show you much of the city's history.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Clubbing in Havana

Clubbing in Havana

The nightlife in Havana is rich and diverse. Clubs and cabarets are an important part of this city. Havana has a lot to offer - from the famous cabaret Tropicana to the simplest but authentic cabarets. Take a sip of rum and enjoy a show, or go to a Western-style bar and dance until dawn. Feel enticed by the rhythms of Rumba and Bolero - these are some of choices available to you here in Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Specialty Shopping in Havana

Specialty Shopping in Havana

Shopping in Havana will leave you not only with unique and beautiful memorabilia, but it will also let you walk in the shoes of Cubans themselves. Stroll the narrow streets of Havana and see all that the city has to offer. Choose from a variety of unique objects representing the culture of the city and its history. Below, you can see how to visit the best of the shopping spots of Havana.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Christian Churches of Havana

Christian Churches of Havana

Discovered and conquered by the Spaniards, Havana has turned into a major religious center of Catholicism in the Caribbean. Although a communist regime is in power at the moment, many of the churches, cathedrals, and other religious buildings are preserved and still give a glimpse of the religious heritage of Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles

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