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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  • We were a the hotel Rancho Luna, located has 10-15 minutes by taxi from Pasacaballo. We were 5 people and the price was 5 CUC. The driver came back to us for a specific time was our request. You can also go there by public bus (colectivo) for.25 CUC, but the schedule is variable and unpredictable. These buses are always crowded with Cubans. We took the ferry (1 CUC = 1.00 US) to go and 1 CUC back) the crossing takes 6-7 minutes and he made back and forth continuously. To disembark from the ferry, it harcellera you to go eat at the restaurant near the wharf. Free you, we a it was not. C is this part of the village which is interesting to visit. A must visit the Fort (Castillo De Jagua) (entry 5 CUC = 5.00 US). It was used to defend the village from pirates of the Caribbean who arrived by sea. The view is splendid. On the island there is a small shop (on the left at the top of the slope. The prices are very affordable (including alcohol). Do not go to the tiny "convenience store" right arriving on the main road. Prices are high for tourists. There is also a large typical cemetery by taking the cheminb to the right of the Castle. The people are very friendly, as usual in Cuba.
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  • We took the little boat to get here. The castle is in an area without any transportation. It was a bit of a hike for my husband who has Parkinson's. He chose not to hike up the stairs. I did and it wa...  more »
  • a tour and a couple of hours to dedicate to visiting the Fort Worth the price of admission. very friendly and passionate about history, the tour guide who accompanied us.
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  • A very well kept castle. Built to defend the bay of Cienfuegos from pirates and other undesirables. There is a little Soviet era history in the area too. It's worth a trip if you're in the Cienfuegos area for some time. Take a taxi down to the opposite side of the inlet and take the ferry across. Also, not far away and well worth the trip is Luna beach. It is truly beautiful
  • Well preserved and you can get the local ferry there for 1cuc
  • There is not much to see, however is a nice
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  • Well maintained Castle I've surprised of the well maintained which is your door Hall that connects to the moat works perfectly which I have not seen many castles in the algives is amazing with its stairs on the side to lower the good views is worth lapeña see it a pity that it is so small
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  • It is not one of the biggest, or best, strengths of Cuba but is worth a visit.
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