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Jagua Castle, Cienfuegos
(4.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We arrived with a boat across the Bay to the castillo de Jagua, which made us pay 5 CUCs per person to visit this small castle with an art exhibition and a chronology of the Cuabana history focused on the Bay. The truth is that the price seemed excessive and the best of the trip was the trip by the Bay, 1 CUC the departure and 1 CUC turn.
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  • Good for a short visit from Cienfuegos, esp. if you take the shot boat ride over to it. The museum guides are very knowledgeable. 
  • Recounts the history of the place very well and has very good team of historians who make you feel like living adventures of the time.
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