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. Plan to visit Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana during your Havana vacation using our convenient Havana holiday planner.
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  • Cannon I don't see too much in Japan, but in Havana often in majors, and can be seen. I thought maybe replica that, used in the buffer's alley in the barrel trash with or with out of the box. Or Che Guevara's home, restaurant or fortress is what was a relatively tranquil tourist destination is not understood well. Also, I think whether it is good to take a look from the side of Puerta.
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  • Across the Bay is worth a visit, is a fortress overlooking the entire Bay, cyclopean walls and great view, too bad some tourists use the rooms as urinals.
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  • For the protection of the Spanish Silver fleet was built this huge fortress - the largest on the South American continent. Illuminated at night great. Every night at 21: 00 there's still the cannon ceremony.
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  • 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.
  • Don't miss the cayonazo!
  • It is a little bit forgotten place unfortunatelly...
  • Place historical
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  • A place that is worth knowing. You can take advantage and learn in the same way the Morro and the Christ of Havana.
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