Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Havana, Cuba


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 5.1 km
Ascend 80 m
Descend 65 m

Explore Havana in Cuba with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in HavanaIndividual Sights in Havana

Sight 1: Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral

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The Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral, is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located in historic old town of Havana, Cuba, under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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404 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asís

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The Basílica Menor of San Francisco de Asís is a Catholic minor basilica and Franciscan convent in the district of Old Havana, Cuba. Its construction began in 1548 and lasted until 1591, although it was inaugurated in 1575, it was badly damaged by storms in 1680 and 1692, and by a hurricane that broke down its tower in 1694. Started in its current form in 1716, it was completely completed almost 200 years later, with a series of structural reforms from 1731 to 1738.

Wikipedia: Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis (EN)

104 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: La Conversación

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Étienne Pirot (born 1 November 1952 in Grenoble) is a French sculptor.

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143 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Parque Guayasamín

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Parque Guayasamín Oswaldo Guayasamín / Fair use

Oswaldo Guayasamín Calero was an Ecuadorian painter and sculptor of Kichwa and Mestizo heritage.

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389 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: El Templete

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El Templete

El Templete is a monument to the initial mass of San Cristóbal de la Habana celebrated on November 16, 1519.

Wikipedia: El Templete (EN)

12 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: Hernando de Soto

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Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who was involved in expeditions in Nicaragua and the Yucatan Peninsula. He played an important role in Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Inca Empire in Peru, but is best known for leading the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States. He is the first European documented as having crossed the Mississippi River.

Wikipedia: Hernando de Soto (EN)

120 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Eusebio Leal Spengler

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Eusebio Leal Spengler was a Cuban historian. He served as the municipal historian of Havana, as well as the director of the restoration project of Old Havana. Under his oversight, the historic centre of the capital city became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He also authored books and hosted radio and television programs that recounted the city and its history.

Wikipedia: Eusebio Leal (EN)

272 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Banco Metropolitano

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Bank of Nova Scotia Building, Havana is a Neoclassical-style bank building located at the intersection of Calle O´Reilly and Calle Cuba in old Havana.

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1252 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 9: Fuente de La India

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Fuente de La India

Fuente de la India is a fountain by Giuseppe Gaggini in Havana, Cuba, at the south extreme of Paseo del Prado, about 100 m south of El Capitolio, between Monte and Dragones Streets. The figure represents the Indian woman "Habana" in whose honor Havana was named.

Wikipedia: Fuente de la India (EN)

275 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Fraternity park

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Fraternity park

The Parque de la Fraternidad was built in the 1790s as a military practice range by the Spanish government, It was expanded in 1793 by Belgian engineer Agustin Cramer, and later Bishop Espada improved the lighting of the Campo. It was Captain General Don Miguel Tacón who included it within the scope of his embellishment program. The area was then fenced and four majestic gates, crowned with coats of arms, each representing an important personality: the north gate, Hernán Cortés; the south one, Francisco Pizarro; and the east and west gates, Captain General Miguel Tacón y Rosique (1834-1838), and Christopher Columbus respectively.

Wikipedia: Parque de la Fraternidad (EN)

747 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 11: Casa del Mayor General Quintín Banderas

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Casa del Mayor General Quintín Banderas Unknown authorUnknown author / CC BY-SA 4.0

José Quintín Bandera Betancourt was a military leader of the Cuban insurrection against the Spanish during the Cuban War of Independence. In 1906, Bandera, led an army of insurgents toward Havana, and was killed near Punta Brava, a village close to Havana.

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1424 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 12: Karl Marx

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx was a German-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, historian, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His best-known works are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital (1867–1894); the latter employs his critical approach of historical materialism in an analysis of capitalism and is the culmination of his intellectual efforts. Marx's ideas and theories and their subsequent development, collectively known as Marxism, have exerted enormous influence on modern intellectual, economic and political history.

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