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El Morro, Havana

Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Explore the 16th-century fortified castle at El Morro. Built to protect Havana's harbor from ongoing raids, the site now affords visitors wonderful views of the city, especially at sundown. If you’re interested in history, you'll enjoy your walk around the fortress. However, you'll be exposed to the elements during much of your stroll, so check the weather before you visit. Pop into the onsite maritime museum for accounts of epic sieges, then consider climbing up the lighthouse for a small extra charge. See El Morro and all Havana has to offer by arranging your trip with our Havana day trip tool.
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  • The grounds are quite expansive, and there are great views of the Atlantic, San Juan Bay and part of San Juan. Unfortunately, you can not tour inside the fort at the present time. There was no sign....  more »
  • Built to guard the entrance to Havana bay this fortress is huge. Morro means a rick that is visible from the see like a navigational landmark. El Morro protected the mouth of the harbour with a...  more »
  • Whilst I enjoyed my visit, if it is forts you are after then the Castillo del Morro San Pedro de la Roca in Santiago de Cuba is much more impressive - in my opinion. I love Havana and it has so much.....  more »
  • This place is extremely nice however, there's a really anxiety provoking guardrail that allows for dogs to fall to their deaths. It's horrifying to know that in the five years that've pasted, doggos might have died from that fall. Please, please PLEASE install a chicken mesh at the bottom of the guardrail. Otherwise don't remember too much
  • There are tours for approximately 10$ and breathtaking views
  • Views are incredible and this place is superb!
  • Interesting historical stone fort with canons & lighthouse. Lighthouse was closed when we were there but apparently is normally open. Very large open areas, nicely preserved. Some information on placards around, can get a great sense of the importance of this fort on the river leading into the city's harbour.
  • A nice place worth the visit. It was $7 or $9 to enter the fort and walk around. The bathroom is $1 to get in but large and clean. We did not use a guide but walked around and it was a site to see..different but comparable to the fort in San Juan.

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