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San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle

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Beautiful sites with lots of history, self guided

I really enjoyed learning about the history of this fort/castle. It's steeped in Spanish and later revolutionary history. The information is all in Spanish, so it's best to have a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed learning about the history of this fort/castle. It's steeped in Spanish and later revolutionary history. The information is all in Spanish, so it's best to have a Spanish speaker in the group to translate. Besides the educational aspect, it's truly a beautiful place, and I enjoyed taking pictures from many angles overlooking the Caribbean and the bay.

Thank crosscountry511
Belfast Northern Ireland
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fort was a highlight of a recent visit to Santiago. Views from the fort over the coastline was beautiful. Visit all the levels, even go down the stairs to the very bottom to get a perspective from the outside of the fort from the bottom. There is a reasonable restaurant on the way in which was nice with a... More 

Thank Pen10poppy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Commanding site on way in by shipTry to visit as there are some interesting features and you get lots of exercise.About the only place to buy souvenirs that are locally made and quite reasonably priced.

Thank Jacky S
Hong Kong, China
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to scramble around old forts, this is the place for you. With many levels and access almost down to sea level this fort has lots of interesting things to look at, and good views over the surrounding countryside/coast. Entry costs a few pesos, which is money well spent - but don't forget to look around the outside... More 

Thank Tony M
Newcastle, Australia
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good to walk around and take in the views from different parts of the castle. Souvenir vendors outside the castle as you walk from the bus.

Thank PamF47
Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully restored, beautiful views, worth the trip... This is a taxi ride out of town, but if you get the timings right you can get a water taxi back to Santiago for one CUC... Plan to spent two hours, the story is not well told, but that just leave it up to you to imagine how it used to be...... More 

Thank TravelOwl66
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This place is like entering the fantastic world of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. A place full of history and strange charm. Spectacular views from its terraces!

Thank rudga87
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

To be fair, we never entered EL Morro, but we visited the El Morro restaurant and walked the sea path and stopped at the multiple vendors leading up to the fort. Sea views were incredible both from the restaurant, and the path. Vendors were reasonable and friendly-- willing to bargain--and were among the only shopping we could find n Santiago,... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

But being Welsh I really like castles . Fabulous views. As at other attractions you are supposed to pay to use your camera (our guide advised leaving ours in the bus) but guides postively encouraged mobile phone pics... THere are some souvenir stals as you approach but they are not insistent

Thank YvonneNBirmingham
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a lovely fort with lots of history regarding Pirates and Buccaneers. A map inside shows the various sites from which they came under attack. Probably the most famous Pirate to attack was Captain Henry Morgan..... or as the British know him - Johnny Depp !!! There are stunning views and as you approach there is a craft market... More 

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