Old Havana: Restoring Architecture & The Community

  • Overview

Discover the crumbling colonial streets of Old Havana and learn how the Office of the City Historian is reviving this UNESCO World Heritage to its former glory. On this fascinating tour, you’ll gain first-hand knowledge of the renowned ‘Oficina del Historiador’ and its comprehensive program for the preservation, restoration and safeguard of Havana’s Old Town, as well as the social programs being implemented to empower and involve local residents in this formidable endeavour. Explore the social assistance institutions that have been restored by the project, including Old Havana’s maternal home, a centre for children with disabilities, and a clinic for the elderly. You’ll also be guided through the local restoration school, Escuela Taller de Restauración Melchor Gaspar de Jovellanos, where you’ll meet the young people who are being trained in heritage restoration, helping to bring their city back to life.


from / per person

  • Havana
  • 3-hour tour
  • Includes English-speaking Guide from the Office of the City Historian.



With our own on-the-ground team in Cuba, you'll benefit from the support and advice of highly-trained, friendly, English-speaking reps. Based in Havana, Varadero, Viñales and Trinidad, our Cuba Direct reps will ensure that your holiday runs smoothly from beginning to end, giving you peace of mind.

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