El Morro, Havana

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Explore the 16th-century fortified castle at El Morro. Built to protect Havana's harbor from ongoing raids, the site now affords visitors wonderful views of the city, especially at sundown. If you’re interested in history, you'll enjoy your walk around the fortress. However, you'll be exposed to the elements during much of your stroll, so check the weather before you visit. Pop into the onsite maritime museum for accounts of epic sieges, then consider climbing up the lighthouse for a small extra charge. See El Morro and all Havana has to offer by arranging your trip with our Havana day trip tool.
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  • We went there as part of the organized trip. The Fort as such is nothing impressive and not a lot to see. But was is really worthy is the view overlooking Havana and port.  more »
  • Immensely impressive fort. Walls 3 m thick! Beautiful sunset over Havana, there are a couple of bars/ restaurants inside - very reasonably priced drinks. Getting there on a ferry boat from Old...  more »

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