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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. 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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  • This fort, now turned museum contains quite a bit of silver, gold, coins and jewels found on ships that had sunk or had been attacked by pirates and then sunk off the coast of Cuba. It also contains s...  more »
  • Pick the right mix of historic, cultural, shopping, and other experiences to suit your itinerary. Castillo de la Real Fuerza is the easiest fort to visit, as it located on the popular Plaza de Armas s...  more »
  • I love to visit it, it has a scale model of a stunning sailing ship, this beautiful, and many findings cernanos on our shores that give us insight into all the events between pirates who passed on our island.
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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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