Architecture in Modern Havana
With a specialised guide, this tour of Havana will guide you through the various architectural styles of the city and is perfect for those with an academic or passing interest in architecture and design. The tour will also touch on Havana’s long and varied history, which can be mapped through the various architectural styles to be seen.
The tour will cover the UNESCO World Heritage preserved Old Havana neighbourhood, with an emphasis on the unique Prado promenade and port area. Highlighting the transition from the colonial period to the republic and modernism era the tour will also focus on the styles evident on President’s Avenue, Carlos 111 and Reina Streets. You will also visit La Rampa, one of the main thoroughfares in the downtown Vedado district as well as the nearby buildings of the Coppelia Ice Cream parlour and Pabellon exhibition structure, both examples of some of Havana’s unique style.
Your tour of Vedado continues with many examples of modern city planning from the beginning of the 20th Century and we will spend some time at the notable and unique building styles at the Lopez Serrano and FOCSA buildings as well as the famous and iconic Hotel Nacional De Cuba, which is located in a commanding location at the foot of La Rampa overlooking the famous Malecon seafront promenade.
The tours will continue to the upmarket Embassy district of Miramar where large and elegant mansion houses form the main style here with the majority of the buildings dating back to the 1930s – 1950s.
This tour includes a set three course lunch in a local Havana restaurant.
With a specialised guide, this tour of Havana will guide you through the various architectural styles of the city and is perfect for those with an academic or passing interest in architecture and design.
Duration: 3 hours
Party Size Limits: Min 12
Kids under 2 go free