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The Seaside Institute | Seminars

Upcoming Programming for the Seaside Institute includes workshops in design with Marianne Cusato, playwriting with Nancy Hasty and creative writing with John Dufresne.  



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Join us for a return trip to

Havana, Cuba!

Andres Duany and select local architects and historians will lead us on custom tours through this fascinating city from October 27 - November 2, 2013.

Based on feedback from our inaugural visit, we have extended the trip by one day and reduced the number of participants, so reserve your place on this tour today.  


Photo by Mike Day

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Art and Architecture of Havana

With Andres Duany

October 27-November 2, 2013


Sunday, October 27

12:00 noon:  Meet at Miami International Airport

12:30 p.m.  Check in, Concourse D-2,  Door 1, American Airlines

3:00 p.m.  Departure MIA-HAV Flight  AA9450 

4:00 p.m.  Arrival in Havana

Overview tour of Havana on bus by guide from airport to hotel.

Check in at Hotel Parque Central

7:30 p.m.  Dinner Paladar La Guarida

Monday, October 28th

Breakfast at hotel

8:30 a.m.  Presentation in the hotel conference room by Architect Miguel Coyula

10:00 a.m.  Walking tour, the four plazas of Old Havana with Arquitect Ayleen Robaina

1:00 p.m.   Lunch at Dominica 

3:00 p.m.   Lecture and walk with Andres Duany

7:00 p.m.   Dinner El Patio (upstairs)

Tropicana Nightclub, Optional (95CUC)

Tuesday, October 29th

Breakfast at the hotel

9:00 a.m.  Visit to Cementerio Colon guided by Maritza Corrales, Historian

11:00 a.m. Visit the University of Havana (tentative, waiting on clearance)

12:30 p.m. Lunch at el Templete 

2:30 p.m.  Visit Hemingway’s house in Cojimar  and Complejo Morro-Cabana

6:30 p.m.  Drinks at the Hotel Nacional

8:00 p.m.  Dinner at Santo Angel (Plaza Vieja, outside terrace)

Wednesday, October 30th

Breakfast at the hotel

9:00 a.m.  Tour of Mid-Century Modern Architecture with Jose Antonio Choy

12:30 p.m.   Lunch at La Ferminia

4:00 p.m.   Tour of Vedado with Jose Antonio Choy

7:00 p.m.   Dinner at Paladar StarBien

Thursday, October 31

Breakfast at the hotel

10:00 a.m.  Museo Bellas Artes guided by Aylet Ojeda, curator, and Nahela Hechevarria , curator.

12:30 p.m.  Lunch at Dona Eutemia

2:30 p.m.  Visit Museo Napoleonico

7:00 p.m.  Dinner on your own (not included, list of paladares will be provided)

Friday, November 1

Breakfast at the hotel

9:00 a.m.  Leave for Las Terrazas in Pinar del Rio, a UNESCO Biosphere reforestation project.

Lunch in a bohio “Casa del Campesino”

Return to Havana

7:00 p.m.  Farewell dinner at Café Oriente (we invite all our speakers to join us)

9:30 p.m.  Drinks at the Sevilla Hotel, Opera de la Calle (optional and not included in price)

Saturday, November 2

Breakfast at the hotel

10:00 a.m.  Check out of hotel

11:30 a.m.  Transfer to Jose Marti airport

3:40 p.m.   Departure for Miami

4:40 p.m.   Arrival in Miami (please be sure to give yourself sufficient time to make your connecting flight in Miami as you will have to go through customs upon return)




This tour, exclusively developed for the Seaside Institute, is estimated based on 25 participants, and pricing is based on that number.  Should this number not be met, we reserve the right to cancel the program or levy a small group surcharge to cover the difference.

Invitations will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The deposit is non-refundable unless the Seaside Institute cancels the trip.

Questions?  Email Diane Dorney at