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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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  • Very well preserved fortress with the best views of Havana and the sea, nice breeze and just short ride from the center of the city.  more »
  • While staying in Havana we visited El Morro. We had dinner at around 7pm nearby the fortress and walked over around 8.15pm. There was a small market inside the fortress with souvenirs, and we could al...  more »
  • The kids loved this old castle, not to big, but interesting enough for all ages. Nice wiev of Havana skyline from here, fresh air and nice place to relax your head some hours - Havana itself is very i...  more »