Welcome to Cárdenas

Cárdenas has nevertheless played an episodic role in Cuban history. In 1850 Venezuelan adventurer Narciso López and a ragtag army of American mercenaries raised the Cuban flag here for the first time, in a vain attempt to free the colony from its Spanish colonizers. Other history-making inhabitants followed, including revolutionary student leader José Antonio Echeverría, who was shot during an abortive raid to assassinate President Batista in 1957. This rich past is showcased in three fabulous museums stationed around Parque Echeverría, the city's main plaza, which today constitute the key reason to visit.

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Segovia 4WD Safari & City Tour: Premium Small Group from Madrid

Upon arrival, there is no better way to start the 7.5-hour guided tour, than savouring a tasty typical Spanish countryside breakfast, blending flavours such as olive oil, Serrano ham, fried eggs, chorizo and good red tomato. All the products are made on the farm and accompanied by good wine from the region.Subsequently, and after having enjoyed the most important meal of the day, we will hop on open-top 4WD vehicles. Our professional guide and the farm's technicians offer you a day of adventure, imparting the importance of the countryside, the unmissable customs and traditions that have endured through time. They will tell us about the environmental work, highlight the nature that surrounds us, helping the visitor to interpret and understand it. All with the utmost respect for animals and nature surrounding us.Riding on open-top 4WD vehicles, we will have the chance to see and even touch varied animals and species such as the Lusitano horses (a herd featuring Olympic champions), Charolais bulls and fighting bulls, Berrenda, Limousin and Cárdenas cattle, bison and much more.Continuing the tour and heading for Segovia, we will discover the Roman aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a walking tour led by our official guide. Marvel at this emblematic 1st-century monument, considered Spain's most important example of Roman-era civil engineering. In addition, and to bring this unforgettable excursion to a climax, we will visit the cathedral and the former royal palace and fortress - the Alcázar Real, built on a cliff at the confluence of two rivers near to the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range.At the end of your tour (the experience lasts around 7.5 hours), you will return to the centre of Madrid in a comfortable minibus, where your guide will be able to recommend things to do during the rest of your stay.Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a Premium Small Group tour, delight yourself with our We Farewell.