Cannon shot from a fortress

One of the oldest traditions in Cuba is the ceremony of El Cañonazo, a cannon shot that has been happening every day for the last 350 years. Originally meant to be a signal to close the doors of the city wall in order to defend from pirates and bandits, nowadays a symbolic and impressive performance carried on exactly at 9:00 PM. Go across Havana’s bay and have dinner at a local restaurant, a unique opportunity to try some of Cuba’s finest local dishes. Next, head to San Carlos de la Cabaña and wander along the streets and buildings of the fortress until the ceremony starts. 

Location: Havana.

Starting point: Anywhere in Havana.

Starting time: 6:30-7:00 PM (depending on your location).

Duration: 2,5-3 hours.

Price: $160/ for up to 4 people.


Price includes transportation, guide  and all entrance fees to places mentioned in the description.

If your party size is bigger than 4, you can choose either to go on a bigger car (a discount will be applied) or take a second car with another guide. Please contact us if you have any questions or if there is anything we can help you with.

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Please, select a meeting point near the starting point of the tour unless transportation is included. A meeting point can be an address or, arternatively, you could use a reference point. Ex: "We shall meet at Havana's Cruise Ship Terminal at 9:00 am".
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