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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. Put Jagua Castle into our Cienfuegos family vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cienfuegos.
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  • Talk about a spectacular building with amazing views. Cienfuegos is a small town, this needs to be on your must see list.  more »
  • The Jagua Castle is now in an excellent condition thanks to the reaturacion that was performed. His collection although modest is very interesting, especially the model of Cinfuegos where you can see the whole of had it and places of interest are marked. The views from its upper floor are extraordinary. Currently has a bar where you can enjoy drinks and beverages cold in a very cosy atmosphere.
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  • From the ferry terminal to drive for 1 CUC pP ca 1.5 hours to the Castle. The tour costs 5CUC/5CUP, i.e. it is replaced only the currency for locals and everything much cheaper. Even if you have a CUP, these are not accepted but, because you are foreigner... The visit of the castles goes relatively quickly, because almost everything exclusively in Spanish is explained and remain for non-Spanish-speaking only the pictures and exhibits. If you one day have "too much" time a beautiful trip, especially come to observe the hustle and bustle on the local ferry, when just before we go ice cream seller and seller of particle board (CUP have ready, otherwise everything will be CUC is simply expelled--> ice cream 5CUP, costs there will be alternative 1CUC...).)
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