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Castillo de la Real Fuerza

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Address: Plaza de Armas | e/Calle O'Reilly y Av. del Puerto (Calle Desamparado/San Pedro), Havana, Cuba
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Castle with a nice panorama...

It is not a very big castle which is very close to Plaza de Armas. You can visit inside the castle as a museum with a very small entrance fee. The panorama from the castle is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fethiye, Turkey
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Fethiye, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is not a very big castle which is very close to Plaza de Armas. You can visit inside the castle as a museum with a very small entrance fee. The panorama from the castle is lovely and it worths to visit and see the castle.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice old fort and museum. Lots of good history, and it's kept up nicely and well maintained as far as Cuban history is concerned.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A thought-provoking museum based on various artefacts including cannons, silver and gold. Worth a visit and you could spend a lot of time here if it is your thing, with some interesting views; amazing it has endured everything.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

beautifully presented part of forts guarding mouth of the harbour just down from the cathetdral, 3cuc and you can see the gold and silver plates rescued from submerged wrecks and wander around the old fort

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This defensive structure is an original for Havana. It was used by the early Spanish soldiers and now houses a museum of sailing ships and some of the treasure from sunken ships. Incldued are gold and silver ingots (bars and plates), coins, jewelry, and various tools and implments from the ships. There are cannon and the view from the roofs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to spend any time in Old Havana and not see this stone fort bordering the Plaza de Armas. Originally built to defend against attack by pirates, it suffered from a poor strategic position, being too far inside the bay. The fort is considered to be the oldest stone fort in the Americas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The fascinating museum and gorgeous views from the top make up for the smallness of this fort compared to San Salvador or El Morro. It also makes for short but fun stop whilst touring Old Havana.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Completed in 1577, this is supposedly the oldest stone fort in the Americas. It was originally built to defend against pirates, but was too far inside the bay to be in strategic position.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This fort is right off of the Plaza de Armas. It is interesting to view from the outside. The views across the Canal de Estrada are great. The admission price is a bit steep. If you love forts, then visit. But I'd save my money and time for the forts in Casablanca.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This was one of my favorite things in all of Havana. This Spanish castle was built in the 1400s, and is completely open for exploration and wandering. The exhibits throughout the castle tell the story of Cuba's maritime past, as well as showing historic coins and pirate treasures. You can access the roof, and then farther up to the top... More 

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