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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  • We went on a walking tour of Old Havana with a guide, followed by a meal at La Bodeguita del Medio (a bustling restaurant and bar frequented by Ernest Hemingway) and were then coached to Castillo d Sa...  more »
  • Naikrasivejshee place, with beautiful views of the Havana, score 5 only for the building, which was erected many centuries ago, but negative for the State in which everything is now latrines where horrible and nobody behind this doesn't
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  • Plenty of cannon platforms to protect the city from any attack from the sea when Havana was inhabited. Great sight lines and with a lot of imagination you can go back to the 1700's. Rum and Cigar shop...  more »
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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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