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Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro

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Lysis
Lysis
March 9, 2020
Picturesque fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay. The construction of the castle Los Tres Reyes del Morro owed to the step along in Havana of the English pirate Sir Francis Drake. The king of Spain arranged its construction on a big stone which was known by the name of El Morro. He sent the…
Lazarus
Lazarus
October 24, 2019
El Morro Castle, otherwise known as “Castillo del Morro”, is a great starting point once you arrive in Havana. It’s situated on top of a rocky promontory at the entrance of Havana’s bay—it can’t be missed! It’s a massive fort with an equally impressive history. The castle was built starting in 1590…
Hilcia
Hilcia
September 21, 2019
Dating back to the late 1500’s, this amazing Fortress overlooking the harbor of Havana has retained its incredible architecture and history. Families and travelers of all ages will be taken back in time and see some gorgeous views of the city and the harbor. A Must see!
Yuni & Erick
Yuni & Erick
September 12, 2019
From the Castle of the Morro you have a wide view of the city. Inside the castle there are some exhibitions, between them an exhibition of lighthouses. In fact, the place worked as a school for lighthouse keepers. While this castle is the one you see in typical Havanan postcards.
Giselle
Giselle
August 30, 2019
A few steps from the Museo de la Ciudad, the 16th-century fortress, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, was built to fend off attacks from pirates. Unfortunately, it was never used for this purpose, since it was positioned too far inside the bay. Instead, the fort functioned as a storehouse for valuables…

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