San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle, Santiago de Cuba

Guarding the entrance to Santiago de Cuba Bay, San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle stands as one of the best preserved and most complete examples of Spanish-American military architecture. Built to help protect against pirate attacks, the multi-level stone fortress--now a UNESCO World Heritage Site--has a fortified gun platform, powder magazine, command building and guard post. Walk the symmetrical, ancient walls and enjoy the view from atop the fortress. Be sure to buy a permit if you wish to take photos. Add San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle and other attractions to your Santiago de Cuba trip itinerary using our Santiago de Cuba day trip planner.
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  • From here you can see the different shades of blue of the Bay contrasted with the blue color of the sky and the white clouds
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  • San Pedro de La Roca del Morro Castle in he region of Santiago de Cuba is a magnificent fort. You can see a lot of military design in it's structure.  more »
  • Take your time to explore this fort. You feel the history and gain an appreciation for Cuba's efforts against conquests.  more »
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  • A true standing piece of history that has endured the eroding passing of time. The castle lets you plunge in old history of pirates and corsairs who would laid siege on the bay. Cannons and other war artifacts, as well as a remarkable Italian war architecture from that period can be appreciated. The stunning view of the bay at sunset is simply breathtaking.
  • The Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca or just El Morro is a very nice fortress in Santiago de Cuba. Nice view overlooking the bay.
  • For the history buff an interesting look back in time.
  • Nice spanisch fortress to defend Cuba against pirates
  • One of my favorite places on the island. The fort itself is a little underwhelming but the views of the bay are immaculate.
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