San Severino Castle, Matanzas

3.8
#5 of 6 in Historic Sites in Matanzas Province
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  • Although called a castle, it's really a fortress built over many years to repel invaders from almost everywhere! We were provided with an English speaking guide who was both extremely knowledgeable.....  more »
  • This ancient fortress in Matanzas is worth the visit. The guide gives a great explanation on the slave trade in Cuba, the building of the fortress/castle and the various revolutions that have taken.....  more »
  • The fortress is quite impressive, and if you have time to go around, you will be rewarded with nice views. However, is lacking information, even in Spanish. Very little is said about the slaves, for.....  more »
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  • Interesting castle and fortress complex, some way out of Matanzas city. It overlooks the sea. Nicely tended grounds, and some interesting artefacts. A pleasant place to wander, and to escape the heat of the day.
  • One of my favourite places in Cuba. If you have been here before you need to return as they have changed so many things. The guided tour is different and they have added hundreds of english and spanish signs. Now it is a real museum and this place finally got the respect it deserves. Come check it out this place will blow your mind! Great photo opp! Even if you don't like history come anyways... you won't regret it.
  • a place to be seen
  • Great historical site!
  • There is Really little to see but the construction is impressive, the museum has 4 rooms. The entrance costs 2 CUC and if you want to take pictures you charge another 2 CUC per camera. In General I recommend only if you want to know the history and culture of the island and the culture Afro. 2 of the rooms are oriented to Afro art.
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