At 9 O’clock pm part of the old Havana is shaken by the sound of cannon fired from the fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña. The ceremony is carried on by a squad of soldiers dressed in red and yellow-gold of the Spanish colonial army.
They march towards the cannon, load it with gunpowder and light that the fuse. This beautiful and historical ceremony takes place everyday now in front of lots of tourists. However, it was an actual military procedure to announce the opening and closing of the wall gates.

Havana Cannon Shot Booking


  • Pick up at your accommodation or hotel in Havana at 9.00am.
  • Close to two hours driving to Havana along the coast
  • Walking tour in the old Havana, declared world heritage site by UNESCO in 1982.
  • Free time(we could visit the craft market)
  • Lunch(prices vary depending on people’s choice)
  • Tour through new Havana.
  • Stop in the Revolution Square
  • Stop in the Capitol Building
  • Diner(places and prices depend on people’s choice)
  • Visit the fortress to enjoy “ El Cañonazo de las nueves”(the nine o’clock cannon shot) ceremony
  • Drive back to Varadero