It is not a must see place if you are short on time. You can walk in the yard without paying a fee. Inside is a naval museum.
A guide came up to us and offered us a private tour. We, my friend from Tokyo and I negotiated a price and agreed for a half an hour tour. He started talking about the history of Cuban ships, how Cuban wood was high in demand for the Spanish, English, Holland and the pirates. One by one , room to... More
Don_G_Wright gave a good back-ground on the history of the place. The entrance is set back in a wide courtyard lined with cannons. It is accessed by crossing a bridge over a moat featuring an odd display of concrete turtle shells. We were told they are there to symbolize the abundance of turtles in the bay at the time of... More
This little fort is complete with a deep and wide water-filed moat, drawbridge entrance, and lookout bell-tower. Built between 1558 and 1577 to protect Havana from pirates and other invaders, it was poorly located and was soon replaced by bigger and better situated forts in the area. It was kept in use as a government residence and a place to... More
The Castillo de la Real Fuerza was a bit of a letdown. We went hoping to learn about the Castillo and a bit of the history of the area. It's not expensive (<$5 a person) and it is worth exactly that. The architecture is interesting and there is a lot of history in the rocks... There are some interesting exhibits,... More
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