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Cannon Blast Ceremony

The Cannon Blast ceremony is one of the oldest and attractive traditions of Havana. In colonial days, the shots signaled the closing and opening of the gates of the walled city and the rising of the chain across the entrance to the harbor. The tradition of firing cannon every night at 9:00 pm was kept even after the wall was torn down and is still used for checking your watch.

2 Hours

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Pick up at hotels. Transfer and english tour guide service. Two outstanding elements of Cuba ́s capital, the Castle of Tres Reyes del Morro and the Fortress San Carlos de la Cabaña, dominate the fascinating view of Havana harbor. An ideal atmosphere for traveling through the 18th century. Visit of the Weapon Museum as well as Che Guevara ́s Commander ́s Office in San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress. La Cabaña, dresses up every evening at 9 o ́clock with the cannon firing ceremony, as it happened three centuries ago when the English shouted “Silence!” and shot a cannon in order to announce the closing of the city wall gates.

What's included

  • Transportation according to description (by shared air-conditioned bus).
  • Entrance fee to the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress.
  • Entrance fee to the cannon-firing ceremony at 9 pm.