Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana, Havana

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Explore the historic Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana, built in the 18th century to defend Havana from British colonial conquests. Now a public park, this fortress complex contains several museums, though most visitors come to climb the ramparts and take in the views of old Havana. Try not to miss the nightly cannon firing ceremony, which signals the closing of the city gates, a tradition cherished since colonial times. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana by using our Havana trip builder .
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  • The Canonazo de las Nueve Ceremony takes place here. Even though the ceremony starts at 8:30 you need to be there earlier. It costs 8CUC to enter and the place is always packed with tourists. If you w...  more »
  • It is true there was no weight but all live "attraction" charge of the Cubans. Carnival atmosphere, characterized by a moment's fővárot bustle of street musicians a lot of tourists. Viszonz is very safe in the city.
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  • It is a forced walk that you have to do. If you can make night and witness the cannon shot... better! you make a journey in time and transport you to the time of Spanish colonization in the defense of the Fort. A typical there are craft fair in income. Is it payable entrance, we believe. (but we badly surprised that Cubans do not take care of its history and there are men at the entrance that make you spend for 1 Cuban peso less by beside the entrance security agent, and all turn a blind eye) Get ready, this there is a lot in Cuba, everything is working with the tiny tip...
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  • Great views but not much to see apart from the small chapel. Tres morros fort is much better. But here you can attend the 9pm ceremony. 6 cuc entrance fee for foreginers.
  • A great and magnificent place to visit. From here you can get the best pictures over Havana when you take a walk up on the wall. We didn't find any place where you could actually go inside the buildings aside from the small Chapel and some stores. The best thing is to come here in the evening to watch the Canon salute they have every evening at 09:00 Pm. Be there a good time before if you want good seats.
  • It is a little bit forgotten place unfortunatelly...
  • Don't miss the cayonazo!
  • Great place

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