Jagua Castle, Cienfuegos

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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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  • The entrance fee is 5CUC and there isn't much to see and if you don't speak Spanish, there isn't much to read. There are a few exhibits but we saw more empty spaces and storages areas. I would, howeve...  more »
  • You can go by boat to the castle, but it is a slow boat, with not much shadow. The timetable is not frequently enough so you must wait a long time before you can back. Perhaps the boat from the others...  more »
  • The fortress is from the time of privateers and pirates, which is mined from mysterious legends, is a place full of antiques, nice everything. I have visited the place several times. whether with friends with my partner with family members. In addition to the impressive sea views
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