|starts at||1:30 p.m.|
|ends at||5:30 p.m.|
|sights to see||The Museum Diego Velazquez, the Terrace of Velazquez, the Cathedral of Santiago, Casa Granda,the Museum of Rum, the Museum of Carnival, Plaza Dolores and Enramadas (the Main Street of Santiago)|
|price||20 Euro (if the group is 7) to 25 Euro (if the group is 3)|
|price includes||All entrance fees, the fees of the musicians, a bottle of mineral water|
The idea of this concise tour is to let you utilize an possibly “empty” afternoon and get acquainted with the Spanish and African roots of the Cuban world flavored with a few drops of luxurious Cuban “spirit”uality.
I. Duration – four hours
II. Price – 20-25 Euro (depending on the size of the group)
What covers the price?
III. Starting point – depending on the location of the passengers: Parke Cespedes, in front of the Port or Hotel Melia Santiago
IV. Places to visit
1. Museum Diego Velazquez
It is the original Palace of the Governor of Cuba since the establishment of the Spanish Government of the Isla and the foundation of Santiago (1515). The construction, the architecture and some parts of the Palace are preserved as in the times of Velazquez. Later the Palace was bought and owned by some of the rich and notorious families of Santiago and was refurnished according to the styles of its epochs so that it presents a picture of the historical development of the high life in Cuba
2. Balcon de Velazquez (the Terrace of Velazquez)
3. The Cathedral of Santiago
What is to see? The Cathedral of Santiago was built in 1522, just 30 years after Columbus discovered America and just 7 years after the foundation of Santiago and this adds to the impressive presence of the Cathedral on the skyline of Santiago. There is a very interesting Archibishop’s Museum at the side of the Cathedral
4. The Museum of Rum
Santiago is the berthing place (la cuna) of the contemporary rum. It is very interesting to know how Facundo Bacardi developed and produced the fine Santiago Ron that later became the matrix of the rums of the Caribbean and Central American most famous drink. In the tour is included tasting of the rum produced in the former Bacardi factory from the Museum of Rum in Santiago.
In addition in the Museum of Rum usually one of the best a capello feminine groups of Cuba is performing at this time