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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  • Strong well preserved and beautiful. There are rooms with exhibitions of parts, and Cuban history, that are worth to be seen. Have a beautiful view of Havana and the sunset is very beautiful.
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  • took a local bus there an experience and worth a review in itself !! 9 pm start are minibuses for the less faint hearted !  more »
  • He liked to visit this castle, is very large and has a beautiful view of the Bay. It is worth crossing to cross it. You can tour the underground tunnels also. I didn't in time to see the cannon shot of the morning, but it was also worth visiting it. Safety pin in Havana to visit it!
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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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