Spanish Harlem Tours

Many are coming to Harlem, but now it’s time to visit Spanish Harlem via our Spanish Harlem Walking and Multimedia Bus Tours. Considered a stronghold of Latino pride, Spanish Harlem evolved from an immigrant enclave to a multi-cultural treasure trove of sights, sounds, tastes and cultural expressions. The heartbeat of the Nuyorican soul, Spanish Harlem is the birthplace of many of Latin music’s most favored artists, such as Tito Puente, Eddie & Charlie Palmieri, Ray Barretto and the home of others from international composer Rafael Hernandez to the great Machito. The popular feminist poet Julia De Burgos lived here while youngblood graffiti artist of chalk on the street verses, James de la Vega has a storefront from where he sells his visual wares. Come to Spanish Harlem and take a cultural bath.

Reservations required for all tours. Private tours available for groups large and small – if you do not see a tour available on the schedule/calendar page that is comfortable for you, call us at (212) 280-7888 or Email Us and we may be able to accommodate you.

Spanish Harlem Walking Tour

Visit Spanish Harlem and explore the history of Salsa music while seeing and feeling one of New York Cities best kept cultural secrets. A historian will explain the evolution of Salsa music and guide you to residences associated with innovators such as Tito Puente, Machito Grillo, Joe Cuba, Marc Anthony, “Chocolate”, Tito Allen, “Rigo” Malcon, and Justo Betancourt + more. See sights such as botanica’s, former social clubs & night clubs and institutions of art & culture.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Spring 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Price: $25.00 Per Person.
Meet: 110th Street & 5th Avenue & Central Park. 2, 3 express trains (IRT red-line) arrives directly to 110th Street & Malcolm X Blvd. Walk one avenue east to 110th Street & 5th Avenue.

Spanish Harlem Multimedia Bus Tour

“The Spanish Harlem Multimedia Bus Tour” visits many Spanish Harlem sights vibrant with Latino culture. Archival film footage will be shown on the bus to compliment visits to sights associated with greats such as Tito Puente, Fiorello LaGuardia, Vito Marcantonio, Joe Cuba, Julia De Burgos, Justo Bentacourt, Felipe Luciano, and “Rigo” Malcon. After this experience you will have a new appreciation of the huge contribution that the Spanish Harlem community has made to American society.

Days: Click green book this tour link and a list of dates will appear.
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Price: $39.00 Per Person.
Meet: Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center – 104 Malcolm X Blvd, between 115th & 116th Streets on uptown side of Malcolm X Blvd. 2, 3 express trains arrive directly to location on (IRT – red line). Tour guide will be standing out front wearing red hat with sign in hand reading “Harlem Heritage Tours”.

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