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Jagua Castle, Cienfuegos

(3.9/5 based on 150+ 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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  • The arrival of the ferry across the Bay of Cienfuegos is already an adventure. Opens a window in it 16th century castle is interesting Great views of the entrance to the Bay. Altogether a rewarding trip I would make again.
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  • We took the boat from town. Had second thoughts after boat left. It was so crowded and hot that the first thing I did was make sure I knew where the life preservers were. Didn't walk to the castle as ...  more »
  • I was in Cienfuegos two weeks ago and so I took the opportunity to visit The Jaqua Castle. I was expecting it to be bigger. It's rather small, built in the 17th century. The view is beautiful from the...  more »
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  • Nice museum inside, worth checking out. Ferry over from Ceinfuegos is nice too
  • After descending the ferry and walking uphill for a little distance you will be rewarded with a great view of the entrance point to Jagua Bay.
  • Though not well maintained yet recommended for visit for the spectacular view of Cienfuegos Bay and around from the high roof of Castle.
  • Nothing special about that castle, the boat ride is nice though (around 1h per trip, 2 CUC). Be there in advance since boat is usually crowded. Entrance is 5CUC pp.
  • nice place...