Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, Havana

4.4
#10 of 102 in Historic Sites in Cuba
Explore the historic Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, built in the 18th century to defend Havana from British colonial conquests. Now a public park, this fortress complex contains several museums, though most visitors come to climb the ramparts and take in the views of old Havana. Try not to miss the nightly cannon firing ceremony, which signals the closing of the city gates, a tradition cherished since colonial times. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana by using our Havana trip builder .
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  • Spectacular this castle, huge,,, very good views of the city of Havana At night the cannon is done You can not miss Est very close to that of the three kings of the nose, so once you cross the bay you can go to both
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  • We went to the cannon show on a Sunday evening. It was very crowded and my youngest couldn't really see (we did get there early). You must buy tickets prior to entering (the ticket office is after the...  more »
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  • Very nice place showing Cuba's heritage. Unfortunately people can't go there now for a vacation destination.
  • Pretty from the outside. It was being worked on, so I didn't get to see the inside. The grounds are nice. Lots of benches.
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