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Activities in Havana

Havana Cannon Firing Ceremony

  • 34 reviews | 340 travellers
    Elier was an excellent guide, he explained to us and told us details about the ceremony, he gave us tips for the best photos and the best places to see the entire ceremony, highly recommended, we chose the option with dinner and it was in the middle winery That's the photo, as for the transportation, excellent, very punctual but above all they adapted to your times so that you could tour the place, it is definitely worth the price you pay!
    10 Wendy Elisa
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
  • Hotel pick up
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Come and enjoy the famous cannon firing ceremony in Havana, a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and tradition of the Cuban capital!

Come and enjoy the famous cannon firing ceremony in Havana, a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and tradition of the Cuban capital!

Havana Cannon Firing Ceremony

We'll pick you up from your hotel at the indicated time and make our way to the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, known locally as La Cabaña, where the famous cannon firing ceremony takes place.

The cannon blasting ceremony is a Havana tradition that dates back to the colonial era. For centuries, every evening at 9 pm, a cannon has been fired to inform Havana's residents of the nightly closure of the gates in the city wall.

This ritual dates back to 1774, when the city had to defend itself from regular pirate attacks. To announce the closing of the city gates, the cannon was originally fired from a ship in the harbour, before the ceremony later moved to the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress. You'll love the views from this place!

While pirate attacks are no longer a daily threat to the Cuban capital, the cannon blasting ceremony has remained a tradition, with guards dressing in historic uniforms as if it were the 18th century!

After enjoying the ceremony, we'll take you back to your hotel in Havana, arriving 4 hours later.

Cannon Firing Ceremony with Dinner

Want even more? If you choose this option, at the end of the ceremony, we'll enjoy a delicious dinner in a local restaurant. The menu will include a starter, a main course, a dessert and a drink to choose between juice, soda or beer. It'll be the perfect finishing touch to an unforgettable experience!

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Price

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Duration

4 hours - 5 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Hotel pickup and drop off

Transportation by bus or minibus

English–speaking guide

Entrance to the San Carlos Fortress

Dinner (depending on selection)

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

Sustainability Code

Our providers commit to:

  • Provide a safe and satisfying experience.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Incorporate eco-conscious technologies.
  • Uphold fair employment standards.
  • Foster the growth of local communities.
  • Preserve the integrity of local culture.
  • Safeguard both cultural and environmental heritage.
  • Ensure ethical treatment of animals.
  • Operate with honesty and transparency.
  • Encourage sustainable behaviors among customers and staff.

Provider

Taino Tours Show more

  • Taino Tours

    Corporate name: Presencia Latinoamericana SA de CV

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Why do this activity with Civitatis?

    A - At Civitatis we only offer tickets at official prices, with transparency and exclusive advantages for our users. More information

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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