El Morro, Havana

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Explore the 16th-century fortified castle at El Morro. Built to protect Havana's harbor from ongoing raids, the site now affords visitors wonderful views of the city, especially at sundown. If you’re interested in history, you'll enjoy your walk around the fortress. However, you'll be exposed to the elements during much of your stroll, so check the weather before you visit. Pop into the onsite maritime museum for accounts of epic sieges, then consider climbing up the lighthouse for a small extra charge. See El Morro and all Havana has to offer by arranging your trip with our Havana day trip tool.
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  • The grounds are quite expansive, and there are great views of the Atlantic, San Juan Bay and part of San Juan. Unfortunately, you can not tour inside the fort at the present time. There was no sign....  more »
  • Built to guard the entrance to Havana bay this fortress is huge. Morro means a rick that is visible from the see like a navigational landmark. El Morro protected the mouth of the harbour with a...  more »
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