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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 is a nightly ritual where by a certain time they sound the canon. The part leading up to the canon is a bit drawn out and can get crowded, but it was still fun to witness and see. My kids loved i...  more »
  • A construção do forte é diferente daquelas que conhecia antes. A vista de lá é muito bonita. Pena estar mal conservado e as partes fechadas serem usadas como mictório. 
  • You can see treasure chests full of silver coins, original armor of Spanish conquistadores, playing dice made out of the vertebrae of animals, coins and jewels found in the sewer during excavations, a...  more »