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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  • It is a building magnificent gates of Santiago Bay, very similar to the morro of Havana. The view is beautiful, especially at sunset. They should not miss it if you visit Santiago.
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  • The look is beautiful and the scenery and the atmosphere of the place. Avoid to go there in the heat, like the morning.
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  • for lovers of history, to those who like to know Pirates of the Caribbean or simply military architecture this serious an inevitable, overlooking a wonderful site, I think that it is one of my favorite in Santiago de Cuba, also can make dinner and lunch because it has a beautiful restaurant with the most beautiful view that can be found in the eastern region, will also find the atesania you need, there are hundreds of artisans that sell all kinds of souvenirs and handicrafts made of precious woods bones and shells, without a doubt, the morro Castle is one of the sites that can not miss if you're walking through the city of Santiago
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  • Very nice views from the 'castillo' and traditional ceremony around 17 o' clock where they fire a cannon. Inside there is history to be seen and felt.
  • An amazing structure. Incredible views. Wonderful history.
  • It's nice but not spectacular by any stretch. You can take the Guay Guay for about 4 cents from Santiago de Cuba and back. If going without a tour (and saving a lot of money in doing so) don't fall for locals trying to befriend you. They just want your money.
  • The fort overlooks the harbor leading into Santiago de Cuba and is as pristine condition as can be expected. Be aware that it is a hike not for the faint of step. Uneven cobblestone walkways, stone stairs that go from a foot and a half wide to a few inches from one to the next, and no hand rails to help guide you. But oh the views!
  • You will need to get some transportation to get to the castle. The motorcycle with sidecar was mine.

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