Jagua Castle, Cienfuegos

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Castle · Tourist Spot
Built and fortified to protect its bay from 16th and 17th century pirates, Jagua Castle has now become a well restored museum, with many original features still present including its still functioning drawbridge. Catch a ferry to the bay to look at the weapons of the era and models of pirate ships, with tour guides available to spin tales from those buccaneering times. Lush green forests surround the site and views look out over a beautiful bay, so bring a camera for photo opportunites. Add Jagua Castle to your Cienfuegos travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cienfuegos trip planner.
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  • We spent an hour or so at the Castillo and enjoyed it, but probably enjoyed the busy (really really crowded) ferry ride there and back as much - be warned, we got there ten mins before the ferry was.....  more »
  • This was a fun excursion, first taxi, then ferry, then another ferry back across the bay. The castle/fort has some interesting stuff. There’s a great, tiny seafood cafe nearby with fresh lobster. A...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Jugua Castle. It’s really an old fort that was never in battle. It is well-preserved, scenic, and has interesting exhibits.  more »
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  • Interesting castle. To be reached by ferry, making it a nice excursion.
  • Very attractive old fort rebuilt according the old plans. Its strategical position enabled to protect the important waterway with very simple means. The Blue Dame story is special.
  • Well preserved fort. Easy access.
  • Nice to see on part of island tour
  • A memorable fortress with a boring surrounding area.

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