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Afro-Cuban Culture Guide

museum visit

Afro-Cuban Culture Guide

635 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English, Spanish
museum visit

Afro-Cuban Culture Guide

museum visit

Afro-Cuban Culture Guide

635 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

Are you interested in learning about the legacy of our Africans ancestor in the Cuban Culture? Are you ready to witness its influence in the daily life of the Cuban people? Then this experience is a MUST for you! First we will share a cup of coffee and get to know each other in the Café Galería Mamaine. From there we will travel to the town of Guanabacoa, the cradle of Afro-Cuban culture. Once there we´ll visit the local museum to learn about the history of the 3 main Afro-Cuban religions. Then we will walk through the streets of our town, having a firsthand contact with the Cuban life. Finally we will meet a “Babalawo”--the highest priest of Santeria. He will cleanse us at his altar and explain us about how he looks into people’s future and gives advice based on what he sees. Additionally, we will enjoy typical Afro-Cuban food and relax under the shadow of a sacred Ceiba tree listening to emblematic music played by some members of the community, while we taste a cup of Aguardiente, the beverage used in all Afro-Cuban religious practices. Finally, we´ll visit the first and only afro style shop in Cuba, where we´ll enjoy a delicious canchánchara (Traditional beverage) while we talk about the particularities of an entrepeneurship dedicated to highlighting the afro aesthetic and identity in the island. You will come as a guest but you will leave being part of the community.

Your host

Learn more about Adriana & Jose

Adriana & Jose

We are the founders of Beyond Roots, a project focus on providing an Immersion in Afro Cuban Culture through your 5 senses. Growing up in Guanabacoa we were raised under the living legacy of our African ancestors. Now we have an authentic passion for educating people about this misunderstood topic. We want to share with you the feeling of our community, transmit you a knowledge that has been pass from generations and show you its influence in the daily life of the Cubans from different perspectives. In this particular experience you will have an immersion in every aspect of it.

What's included

Food
Afro Cuban Meal
Drinks
Beverages Welcoming coffee, Traditional Cocktails, Beer at a local place
Tickets
Entrance to the museum Payment for using a camera is not included
Transportation
Transportation from the meeting spot to Guanabacoa, and from Guanabacoa to the store in Old Havana

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Where you'll be

After meeting at Café Galería Mamaine in El Vedado, we will travel to Guanabacoa town, one of the strongest exponents of Afro Cuban Culture in Havana. There we will start at the local museum in order to be introduced to the Afro Cuban religions and then, visit the altar of a Babalawo where we will have a first hand contact with this beautiful culture. Finally, we´ll visit the first and only afro style shop in Cuba.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

Before we go to the store, if you wish you can stay for a reading with the babalawo and have the perfect opportunity to take a closer look in to your future. It has an additional cost.

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Adriana & Jose
Afro-Cuban Culture Guide
635 reviews
From $123/person
635 reviews
From $123/person