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Jagua Castle

| Passacabalos, Cienfuegos, Cuba
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good place to visit

It takes awhile to get there. It is an empty fort for a good day of rest and peace and spend your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George L
Toronto, Canada
Fun destination for ferry trip

The castle and cannons are beautifully restored and you can climb the tower for a better view. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Erin N
Vancouver, Canada
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| Passacabalos, Cienfuegos, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes awhile to get there. It is an empty fort for a good day of rest and peace and spend your day

Thank George L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle and cannons are beautifully restored and you can climb the tower for a better view. We got there via taxi from Cienfuegos which stopped at the Jardin Botanico Soledad on the way and then dropped us across the water at Pasacaballo where we...More

Thank Erin N
Reviewed 16 November 2017

A small crew of people have managed to save this old castle, which was completely abandoned for 25 years and bring it back to a condition where it gives a good idea of what life was like in this part of the world in the...More

Thank nunezm285
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The entrance fee is 5CUC and there isn't much to see and if you don't speak Spanish, there isn't much to read. There are a few exhibits but we saw more empty spaces and storages areas. I would, however, suggest taking the boat there from...More

Thank Alex15682
Reviewed 22 September 2017

You can go by boat to the castle, but it is a slow boat, with not much shadow. The timetable is not frequently enough so you must wait a long time before you can back. Perhaps the boat from the otherside is better? We took...More

Thank Marjolein D
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Talk about a spectacular building with amazing views. Cienfuegos is a small town, this needs to be on your must see list.

Thank CaptainMHB
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We took the boat from town. Had second thoughts after boat left. It was so crowded and hot that the first thing I did was make sure I knew where the life preservers were. Didn't walk to the castle as I was afraid I would...More

Thank nyc44831
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I was in Cienfuegos two weeks ago and so I took the opportunity to visit The Jaqua Castle. I was expecting it to be bigger. It's rather small, built in the 17th century. The view is beautiful from the watch tower. The canons from the...More

Thank Vuong-MTL
Reviewed 18 March 2017

It's a nice ferry ride to go there, but the castle is too expensive. Take a picture from the outside and get a boat for the beach!

Thank drale_ontheroad
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A couple of things to know about this attraction: First, the fort is quite small, and costs 5 CUC to enter, which seems a bit steep given how little there is to see and do. Second, the 1:00 ferry was absolutely packed, wall to wall,...More

2  Thank Jonathan K
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Ryan G
14 August 2016|
Response from World1day | Reviewed this property |
If you are taking the ferry direct from Cienfuegos, your hotel or casa should be able to guide you. We did ours as part of a day trip and hired a taxi for the day.