Free Historical Centre Tour of Havana


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When: Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun


Language: English & Spanish


Duration: 2,5 hours


Price: Free

Discover the most fascinating city in the Caribbean, which seems to be unaffected by the passing of time, were nostalgia and romanticism await, the queen of the bay, Havana. On our Free Tour of Havana’s Historical Center you will go from the colonial times to its independence, from its most cosmopolitan moment to the Revolution and its uncertain present.

Discover its relevance in times of the Spanish conquest, why the biggest fort in America was built in Havana and how explorers across the ocean exterminated the indigenous people. Understand the strategic importance that led the city under Spanish rule at first, then British, then Spanish again only to be lost one more time to the USA, and hear how it became independent in the 20th Century.

See one of the oldest universities in America, impressive palaces, and a stunning Baroque style cathedral where Cristopher Columbus’ ashes were first kept.

On our Historical Center Tour of Havana you will soak in the unique atmosphere of this incomparable city, where time hasn’t yet accelerated, and feel the charm that has attracted different cultures over so many centuries, making her the most wanted lady of the Caribbean, the Key to the New World.

Turist at Capitol Building of Havana
Couple at Cathedral Square
Family walking in Havana
Girl walking in from the Capitol Building
Street musicians Havana
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Free Historical Centre Tour of Havana Highlights

  • Visit buildings with walls which are over five hundred years old, the older in the Caribbean and the New World.
  • Wonder upon the history of a city that for several centuries acted as the most important link between Europe and the Americas.
  • Feel the charming nostalgia of Havana, its warm colourful people, its truth.

Price: Free

No need to print ticket.

Free Historical Centre Tour of Havana Features


Best Old Havana Tour

5 out of 5

This tour was a wonderful introduction to Old Havana. Our Tour guide Marcel was very kind and knowledgeable. I did a few different tours while in Havana and Strawberry Tours was my favorite! Would definitely recommend!

Alana L - Washington DC, USA

June 2019

🍓 for the win!

5 out of 5

Awesome company with amazing tour guides. We had Marcel for the Cuban history tour and Ceasar for the nightlife tour; both tours were great! We then took the food tour with Marcel, also a ton of fun. Enjoy this great company!

Lauren H - New Jersey, USA

May 2019


Starting Point

Starting Point: Francisco de Albear Statue

Francisco de Albear Statue in front of El Floridita Bar (See Map).


The Free Historical Centre Tour of Havana runs every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 10.30 from the Francisco de Albear Statue in front of El Floridita Bar. No tours on the 25th - 27th of July and 1st of January.

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Havana ends around "El Malecon".

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Havana lasts around 3h.

Yes we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.

Go to the meeting point and look for our guide carrying a board with "Strawberry Tours" logo on it. If you have any problems finding the location please send us an email at: havana@strawberrytours.com

Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute, and it helps us make sure that we have enough guides there to cover the demand. Help us make your Strawberry Tour experience unforgettable! Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on our regular tours, instead, please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.

In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of 8 people or more to join our regular tours. Instead , please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.

We believe that everyone, no matter their budget, should be able to experience and enjoy what Havana has to offer. We also believe that the price of the tour should correlate with your budget and how much you enjoyed it. Therefore, our tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis. So at the end of the tour everyone can choose to contribute with what they thought it was worth. Our Tour Guides work for tips only and receive no other compensation for running the tour.

All our tours are given by licensed and independent working Cuban tour guides which constitutes as “support for the Cuban people” and are therefore OFAC compliant.

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