Cañonazo Ceremony

Cultural in Habana Vieja

The nightly 9pm cañonazo ceremony held in La Cabaña fort is a theatrical show during which actors dressed in full 18th-century military regalia reenact the firing of a cannon over Havana harbor – a ritual that used to signify the closing of the city gates.

You can visit the ceremony independently or as part of an organized excursion. Arrive early as it's popular.