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Impressive Art Déco with a professor

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 61 reviews.Havana, Cuba

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Experience hosted by Yaneli

3 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Finds out the beautiful Art Déco architecture of Havana

We’ll visit important examples of Art Déco in the neighborhoods of Vedado and Old Havana. During our stroll you will see different types of buildings—libraries, churches, apartment buildings, and cinemas—that are recognized jewels of our architecture, and how they respond to different influences such as American and French Art Déco. I will also show you more pictures of this architectural style so you can continue to explore beyond where your feet can take you in one day.

What's included

  • Drinks
    We will visit a nice place where we can refresh and share more information...
From $40
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Yaneli

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 61 Reviews
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I’m a passionate researcher of the history, art, and architecture of Havana. I studied Art History at the University of Havana, where I am now a professor. I also have a master’s degree in preservation of architectural heritage.
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Where you'll be

We will meet at the University of Havana. From there we’ll visit important Art Déco examples in Vedado, and then we’ll move on to Old Havana.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 61 reviews.

Colin
June 2019
this tour was one of our very first experiences in Havana and I'm so glad! Since our stay was both in Central Havana and Vedado, the tour was an amazing way to get to know our surroundings in a level of detail that I really appreciated. It made the rest of the trip so wonderful because I had a much more informed perspective on the architecture that is so easy to appreciate while traveling on foot. Yaneli was a wonderful host and used art deco buildings as a jumping-off point to teach us so much about Havana's history of the past 100 years. She was also very warm and personal. I would highly recommend!
this tour was one of our very first experiences in Havana and I'm so glad! Since our stay was both in Central Havana and Vedado, the tour was an amazing way to get to know our surr…
Aly
June 2019
We took Yaneli's Art Deco tour on our first full day in Havana, and it was an extraordinary introduction to the city by a university professor and lifelong resident. Spanning history, politics, and culture, and covering many different parts of the city (from the university, to the gorgeous streets and buildings of Vedado, and finally to Old Havana), it was so much more than an ordinary architectural tour. Yaneli was unflagging in her enthusiasm and insight, and we loved having a coffee break with her at the end and getting to share stories. A truly wonderful, memorable experience.
We took Yaneli's Art Deco tour on our first full day in Havana, and it was an extraordinary introduction to the city by a university professor and lifelong resident. Spanning histo…
Jason
June 2019
What a wonderful way to discover more amazing things about Havana. Yareli has passion and it really shows during her tour. I would recommend this to anyone traveling to Cuba. You’ll get to visit some great spots in Havana and learn about some of its amazing history.
What a wonderful way to discover more amazing things about Havana. Yareli has passion and it really shows during her tour. I would recommend this to anyone traveling to Cuba. You’l…
Wendy
May 2019
My academic background is in art history and I have been a professor at a private college in New York. Yaneli was excellent- she was passionate and knew her subject. She took advantage of every minute we had together and showed us the most interesting Art Deco buildings. We both loved our tour! She gave excellent explanations and truly encouraged us to look further than what was initially seen. This tour is what can make you fall in love with Cuba and the Cuban people. She is a lovely person and I feel so fortunate to have met her and to see these gorgeous buildings.
My academic background is in art history and I have been a professor at a private college in New York. Yaneli was excellent- she was passionate and knew her subject. She took adv…
Tarra
May 2019
Great experience! We learned so much about the architecture, the housing, the neighborhoods and its history from Yaneli. During the tour it was just the three of us, so we were able to get to know each other. Yaneli is a really lovely person and we enjoyed our time together.
Great experience! We learned so much about the architecture, the housing, the neighborhoods and its history from Yaneli. During the tour it was just the three of us, so we were abl…
Zoey
May 2019
Yaneli was wonderful and SO knowledgeable. I love learning on trips and felt I learned the most on this experience. This is a must for folks who love architecture and/or are interested in learning about higher education in Havana! Overall, amazing! 🎉🎊🎊
Yaneli was wonderful and SO knowledgeable. I love learning on trips and felt I learned the most on this experience. This is a must for folks who love architecture and/or are intere…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

I recommend wearing comfortable shoes and don’t forget to bring something to protect you from the sun.