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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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  • We visited the Castillo de la Real Fuerza on our first day in Havana and it is well worth an hour of your time to visit. Open Tuesday - Sunday 9:30am to 5pm it costs just CUC3 per adult (that's a barg...  more »
  • We find this kind of things always very nice to look at, and this was the first fort that came on us, so we inside. Here it is quite useful if you Spanish can, otherwise you can take a guide there. We have only been looking around. Please note with the staff that works there. If you go with them only in a departure State are you so lost your camera so they can make, and photos of you out there who want to have money for them afterwards, of course. This was for us a letdown and that at the beginning of the trip ...
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  • Since the oldest old fortress of the country view is magnificent on the fortifications on the other side (los reyes del Moro very) and the channel of access to the port. Deserves a visit!
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