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El Morro, Havana
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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. For El Morro and beyond, use our Havana holiday planner to get the most from your Havana vacation.
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  • This was one of my favorite stops during our trip to Cuba. The views are so incredibly beautiful and the history here is really interesting. Take the time to really explore the different levels (yes, ...  more »
  • Day you can go and take very good pictures, but at night is the show known as the cañonazo is made where a representation history when a bullet was launched by canon and that symbolized that they closed the gates of the fortress. Therefore, I recommend arriving at 5 pm and be there until 9 pm q is the show, the place is large and highly conserved plus there are crafts at good price.
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  • Old buildings and cannons. Nothing special there but the views of Habana are noteworthy Across the channel the views of El Morro and the lighthouse make iconic pictures.