Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Havana

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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. Use our Havana travel planner to visit Castillo de la Real Fuerza on your trip to Havana, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Castle part along with the plaza de armas of the remains of the fortress that were part of the fortress that protected from pirates to the population of Havana during the colonial period.
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  • It is worth coming here, this place has a history, unmissable and very interesting. At the entrance of old Havana. You can you have beautiful views and walk down streets full of shops and restaurants full of life and color.
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  • It is without a doubt a stunning piece of architecture. Its condition is excellent. It is worth visiting it.
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  • Very nice castle with outside display of century old canons including what must be a big bertha of those times.
  • Didn't go in because the museum lady was rude! Asked her a simple question in Spanish what kind of castle it was/what is was used for so we could understand what kind of museum we'd be entering and she rolled her eyes at me and said, "it's a museum, you need to pay."
  • Very nice castle to see from the outside, the museum inside is quite boring unless you are interested in model ships and old cannons. The view from the top is ok
  • The city established history and cool fort.
  • What a cool castle! There is treasure inside, great views on the roof, and some neat history on top of the tower!

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