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 visited it on our tour to Havana, it’s amazing sightseeing, remind me of the Great Wall in China, definitely an eye opener, u can see the panaromic view of Havana, canal running throughout city, le...  more »
  • We went one night and saw the changing of the guard and the cannon being fired. Museum area was open as well for a look. To me wasn't really worth the $7 each we paid to get it but the views of Old Ha...  more »
  • Across the water guarding the entrance is another fort, Castillo San Salvador de la Punta. The views of El Morro are stunning anytime of the day. I even saw people climbing the rock base.  more »

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