Art, Culture and Architecture

Day 1 Arrival in Cuba.
Panoramic bus-tour of Modern Havana.
Hotel check in.
Information meeting on the program events.
Welcoming dinner at a local restaurant.
Evening Free for optional activities.

Day 2 Welcome at the Headquarters of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples. (ICAP). Presentation of AMISTUR Cuba S.A - ICAP’s Travel Agency and your host in Cuba.
Guided tour around the venue of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples and the Friendship House, both heritage sites of the city.
Lunch at Casa de la Amistad (Friendship House).
Visit to Jose Martí Memorial and the architectural complex at the Revolution Square.
Visit to the Christopher Colombus Cemetery, a pearl of world architecture.
Dinner (included)
Visit to the Morro-Cabaña complex to enjoy the Cannon blast Ceremony.
Evening Free for optional activities.

Day 3 Meeting with specialists from the City Historian’s Office at the City Museum. Topic: Restoration and Development of Havana’s Historical Center.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Walking tour around Havana’s historical center, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1982, together with its fortification system. It is a mesmerizing mixture of architectural styles. You will live history through the present time. It will include visits to the following sites: Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de la Catedral; and Bodeguita del Medio - a symbolic restaurant of the city.
Return to the hotel.
Visit to Almacenes de San José Cultural Project, Havana’s Historical Center, example of the current Cuban economic model. Return to the Hotel.
Evening Free for optional activities.

Day 4 Departure for Cienfuegos city, located on the centralsouthern part of the island
Panoramic bus-tour around the city of Cienfuegos, declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2005. The
city is known as “The Pearl of the South”, founded by French settlers in 1819. It is marked by architectural values and urban designs.
Meeting with members of the City Historian´s Office in Cienfuegos and with the local delegation of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP).
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Meeting with members of the National Association of Writers and Artists (UNEAC).
Visit to Tomás Terry Theater, an architectural jewel of Cienfuegos and one of the most important theaters in the country.
Exchange with artists of a Cultural Project.
Hotel check-in.
Dinner at the Hotel.
Meeting with members of a Committee for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) - a community organization.

Day 5 Departure for Trinidad, located in Sancti Spíritus province in the central-southern part of the island.
Visit to an Arts School.
Walking tour around the Historical Center of Trinidad, designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, together with the Valley of Sugar Mills. A
representative of the City Historian will accompany the group. It will include visits to the Romantic Museum, the Architecture Museum and the Santanders’ Potters workshop.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Stop by the ruins of a sugar mill at the Sugar Mills Valley.
Return to Havana.
Hotel check-in.
Evening Free for optional activities.

Day 6 Visit to the Green Roof Tiles House (Casa de las Tejas Verdes -Promoting Center for Modern and Contemporary Architecture, Urban Planning and Interior Design-) in Miramar. Exchange with an architect. Topic: Modern Havana.
Visit to the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA).
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit to the Fine Arts Museum providing an overview of Cuban Visual Arts.
Final evaluation wrap-up/meeting.
Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7 Check out and departure for the Jose Martí International Airport.