Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana, Havana

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Historic Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • This huge fort gives you an idea of how important Havana was in colonial times. Engage a guide, the descriptions of the history of the fort in various periods were very interesting. We took the ferry ...  more »
  • The castle itself is wonderful, and there are fabulous views of Havana, we stayed for the nine cannon ceremony which occurs at 9 pm every day , this was really interesting and very enjoyable. There is...  more »
  • This event is not to be missed for two reasons: (1) the wonderful selection of souvenirs sold, and (2) the nighttime canon ceremony itself, which concludes with a BLAST (literally) at EXACTLY 9 p.m. N...  more »
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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.
  • It is a little bit forgotten place unfortunatelly...
  • Don't miss the cayonazo!
  • Great place
  • 規模龐大的城堡,可以俯瞰哈瓦那老城。城堡裏面許多房屋大門緊鎖,可能是廢棄很久了。