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Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro

Carretera de la Cabana, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8620617
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Seriously this place was awesome...i wish I had more time to see it all and that they had better... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Goliath13065
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Excellent view back across the harbor of Habana

Well worth the stop and the entry fee to walk about the morro and if you have time go through the... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
The_Don_Francisco
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Denver, Colorado
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Begun in 1589, Havana's landmark fort is named for the Reyes Magos -- the Magi or Three Kings of Bethlehem, who are the patrons of its chapel -- and for the fact that it occupies a morro (promontory) at the harbor entrance. It and its sister fort across the way, La Punta, made Havana the safest port in the Americas at a time when both pirates and imperialists helped themselves to whatever could be had. Built into cliffs, El Morro was furnished with a battery of 12 cannons christened La Batería de los Doce Apóstoles (The Battery of the Twelve Apostles) facing the sea and another dozen, called Las Pastoras (The Shepherdesses) nearer the ramparts. The active lighthouse flashes its beam over Havana every 15 seconds. Inside the castle, across a moat and drawbridge, are stables, the chapel, dungeons, and a wine cellar. You'll also find the fortified vaults, which contain the Museo del Morro, with displays on the fortress itself; the Museo de la Navegación, with navigation and seafaring artifacts; and the Museo de Piratas, with exhibits and bits of folklore on pirates. COST: $3. Tues.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 9-1.
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Carretera de la Cabana, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously this place was awesome...i wish I had more time to see it all and that they had better tour guides...opened at 10 closed at 930 after the ceremony which was to fire the cannon....i think it's the largest fort I have ever scene and...More

Thank Goliath13065
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Well worth the stop and the entry fee to walk about the morro and if you have time go through the castle. A "morro" is a rounded hill or promontory usually rocky. The castle sits on top of the morro. The view back over the...More

Thank The_Don_Francisco
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We stopped here on our way out of town. I usually hate tourist stops. But this was worth the time. The views back to Havana were breathtaking.

Thank cklingseisen
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Walking through the Morro not only provides a view of the fort in 1500's but a great view of Havana. A lot of kiosks to buy artesanias, drinks and a lot of music.

Thank Renata G
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The entry fee in Jan 2017 was $6 (6 CUC). It was totally worth the visit, and it's better if you come with a local guide who knows about the history of this fort. It's one of the three that was built by the Spanish,...More

Thank Mohit19
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The Castillo, also known as El Morro (there is even a second listing under that name on TripAdvisor) is very well visible across the channel from the Havana Malecon at the Paseo del Prado junction. It provides a lovely backdrop for people photography on the...More

Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is an easy trip across the harbour to Casablanca. The fort provides good views of Havana from across the water. The walk to the fort is not long with interesting attractions on the way including the lookout and a display of missiles, planes and...More

Thank WCOB
Reviewed 15 June 2016

you can get up the lighthouse and see the narrow entrance of the harbor and the coast line of the city.

Thank Rodney R
Reviewed 21 April 2016

3 Morro (rock promontory where the fort sits) Castles were built by the Spanish in the Caribbean, 2 of them in Cuba (1 in PR). El Morro Castle in Havana is an excellent example of how to fuse man-made pieces into natural surroundings, the Castle...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful view! We were able to experience the castle on our tour. "Our group" even took a little side adventure when the tour guide and the rest of the people went back to the bus. After we came out of the little shops...More

Thank Samantha C
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