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Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Havana

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Explore a star-shaped fort built in the 1500s at Castillo de la Real Fuerza. Part of a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, this fort was originally designed to defend against pirates during a time when Havana was one of the most active commercial ports in the New World. The fort was reopened in 2010 as Cuba’s premiere maritime museum. The museum today displays a large amount of information from the 16th and 17th centuries as well as showcasing highly detailed ship models. Visitors learn about the layouts of various kinds of ships made and used in the harbor. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Castillo de la Real Fuerza by using our Havana itinerary builder.
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  • Interesting insight into some of the older history of Havana and some fantastic views to be had from the top of the tower (note: the signage is all in Spanish so if you don't speak the language you ca...  read more »
  • the Castle walk is cute, has an important historical account and the greater attraction is at 21 pm with cannon shot, is a traditional ceremony for many years.
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  • Typical Spanish military building. Has a very nice Museum and well taken care of. Take the terraçõ to have a beautiful view of the canal and of Havana Vieja.
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