Havana (La Habana), Cuba
El Canonazo Evening Tour
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Approximately 2¾ Hours
Set out from the ship and visit El Cristo -- an impressive a 55-foot-tall statue of Christ sculpted from Italian marble. This location provides beautiful photo opportunities of the statue and the Havana skyline.
Another guardian of Havana is the 18-century Fortress de San Carlos de la Cabana, which has protected the city from pirate attacks with its massive walls for more than 400 years.
The nightly ritual known as El Cañonazo, which takes place at the fortress, began during the early years of Spain's rule over Cuba, when Havana was an important city in the Spanish Main. Every night, the closing of the city gates was announced with the firing of a cannon and, amazingly, this ritual continues to this very day. Tonight, you have the chance to witness the cannon ceremony -- your part in preserving this small but important piece of Havana's colonial history in a rapidly-changing world. Afterwards, take time to explore the well-preserved fortress -- a symbol that perfectly represents Havana's complicated story.
Souvenir vendors will be on site at the fortress for guests who would like take home a piece of Cuban memorabilia.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Tour times are estimates and may be subject to change. Tours may run in different order to provide the best experience. Time between daytime and evening tours is limited. You will not miss the evening tour, but you may not have time for dinner onboard.
This evening shore excursion does not comply with the People-to-People guidelines and cannot be considered to be part of the required full schedule of activities.
Tickets for this excursion are non-refundable.