CUBA: Architecture and Preservation 8-Day Tour, January 13-21, 2017
This tour will be led by local guides and tailored to meet the specific interests of AARCH members and supporters. Our trip will include time in Old Havana and Modern Havana, as well as Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Matanzas and other destinations. Along the way, we will meet with architects, historians, city planners, and preservation leaders to get a unique perspective on the country’s many layers of architectural history and development, and on the preservation and planning efforts in specific communities. From early Colonial buildings to mid-century and experimental modernism, we will study each era and learn about the efforts to preserve the architecture of this beautiful and changing island.
Activities will include touring a variety of neighborhoods and historic sites, meetings with specialists from the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana, visiting museums and educational institutions, enjoying the street life and cultural delights of cities and villages, and absorbing the eclectic landscape through individual exploration.
Our tours are created by Common Ground Education & Travel Services, an agency with decades of experience arranging tours on the island. Participants will arrange for their own transportation to Miami, where our group will board a charter flight to Havana to begin an incredible experience of cultural immersion.
Registration for the 2017 tour is open. Deadline for registration is August 15, 2017.