CULTURAL AND ACADEMIC PROGRAM THAT TOUCH BEAUTIFUL CITIES LIKE
HAVANA AND MATANZAS AND ALLOW YOU TO KNOW MORE DETAILS ABOUT CUBAN CULTURE
Arrival and reception at Havana International Airport "José Martí"
Havana is the starting point of your trip to this beautiful island, the capital of the Republic of Cuba, It is the largest city, the main port, its economic-cultural center and its main tourist zone It is the most populated city in the country, and the third most populated in the Caribbean region.
Founded in 1514 (under the foundational name of Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana) it was one of the first seven villas founded by the Spanish Crown on the island.
Transfer to the chosen hotel .Accommodation. Welcome dinner.
Introductory lecture "Cuban Historical-Cultural Panorama", Presentation of the general program.
Departure for a Tour to the main squares and streets of Havana, Visit to Hammel Alley, a short well located street that show the visitants details and influence in Cuba from African traditions
Lunch in Old Havana restaurant. Visit the Ron Museum, tour and cocktail classes. Walk through the main streets and squares of Old Havana.
Back to the hotel
Free dinner, according to the area where the hotel is located, you have at disposal all the information of various sites where you can safely taste delicious dishes
Visit to the Arts Academy of "San Alejandro", panoramic tour through the art schools, The National School of Art is one of the main educational centers of the Cuban nation and its main school of artistic education. It is located in a building complex declared in 2010 as "National Monument, in the west of Havana, specifically in the municipality of Playa. Very close to the place you can find an interesting Project Social Project Romero - Kcho which demonstrates the integration of art to a community with fewer resources
Visit to the house Fuster, located n the community of Jaimanitas, located just next to Fifth Avenue, at the western end of Playa, there, the ceramist, draftsman, painter and Cuban engraver José Antonio Rodríguez Fuster has created "Fusterlandia" , a creative project that has revived the facades of more than 80 buildings. Fuster has turned his neighborhood into a masterpiece of intricate tiles, tiles, kaleidoscopic colors and symbolic street art, in a Park Güell Cuban style that is absolutely fascinating. It is an interesting intervention where ceramics cover almost everything Small streets, stairs that go up and down, labyrinthine corridors trap the visitor who lets himself be carried away in his eagerness to identify representations, phrases, sculptures that proliferate all over the place.
Lunch at the restaurant in the area.
In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Fine Arts with a specialized tour of the Cuban Art room.
At the end of the day return to Hotel and free time
Visit to the Foundation of the New Latin American Cinema, tour, discussion and exhibition of materials, visit to the Faculty of Audiovisual Media of the University of Arts, meeting and discussion with students and teachers, exhibition of short materials
Lunch at the restaurant in the area.
In the afternoon and / or visit to the Animation studios of the Cinema Cuban Institute (ICAIC ) and enjoyment of some audiovisual materials.
Return to accommodation.
Dinner at the hotel
Visit to Music School. Discussion on the Artistic Teaching System for the specialty in Cuba, enjoy a short musical program interpreted by the students. Lunch at the restaurant in the area.
In the afternoon visit to musical group rehearsal and / or exchange with the musicians.
Return to accommodation. Night music program and return.
Dinner at the Hotel
Transfer to Matanzas / Varadero
The province of Matanzas is a province in western Cuba that borders the province of Mayabeque to the west, the provinces of Villa Clara and Cienfuegos to the east, the Strait of Florida to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south. Its capital is the City of Matanzas
Crossed by the rivers Yumurí and San Juan is a coastal city par excellence, the sea is a dominant of the landscape accompanied by rivers that save a total of 29 bridges, four of them centenary and in current active functioning, as well as that of Bacunayagua, the highest in the country. In this tour you visit the Freedom Park and Plaza Vigia with the visit to Ediciones Vigía where they can participate in the artisanal assembly of the publications of this publishing house. You can enjoy a enjoy a conversation with a Matanzas poet about his life and literary work. Lunch at local restaurant
Visit to a Theater. Exchange with his cast about works in scenes and his artistic career.
Transfer to Varadero
Accommodation and free time
Visit to the Art and Culture Academy of Paradiso in Varadero to receive a Cuban dance and percussion workshop. This will be a fully interactive workshop to learn the main steps of rumba and salsa, besides playing the key and taking the patterns of the different rhythms that percussion gives us. We closed the meeting with the exclusive presentation of a Cuban Musical Group of recognized artistic trajectory.
Lunch at the hotel.
Farewell dinner with live music show.
Transfer to the airport for the departure flight.