Cannon Shot From a Fortress

Cannon Shot from a Fortress

Take a step back in time

2 hours (starting at 7)

Private tour

Witness one of the oldest traditions in Cuba

Tour Pricing

USD $70 /per person
(2 people)
USD $55 /per person
(3 people)
USD $45 /per person
(4+ people)

Tour Overview

One of the oldest traditions in Cuba is the ceremony of El Cañonazo, a cannon shot that has been happening every day for the last 350 years. Originally meant to be a signal to close the doors of the city wall in order to defend from pirates and bandits, nowadays a symbolic and impressive performance carried on exactly at 9:00 PM. Optionally, start your adventure a bit earlier (at 6 PM) and have dinner at a local restaurant, a unique opportunity to try some of Cuba’s finest local dishes. Next, head to San Carlos de la Cabaña and wander along the streets and buildings of the fortress until the ceremony starts.


You’ll be picked up at your chosen location in Havana


This tour is available every day. Please, keep in mind we need some preparation for this tour, so we won’t take any booking that is made less than 24 hours before the starting time for the tour.


You can set your on finish point (as long as it is inside Havana)


  • Bilingual tour guide for the duration of the tour.
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees to all the places mentioned.
  • Stop for dinner at El Cañonazo (on request, dinner not included)


Depending on the size of your party, we’ll be using different types of vehicles to ensure comfort.


  • Tips and gratuities
  • Souvenirs and other personal purchases

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