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Forts and Fortresses in Cuba
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Cojimar Tower
Cojimar Tower Destination: Havana
El Morrillo Fort
El Morrillo Fort Destination: Varadero
El Morrillo Fort is one of the fortresses built in the 18th century to protect the city from attacks by corsairs and pirates. Today it is a memorial-museum.
Havana Walls
Havana Walls Destination: Havana
Havana Walls. Originally intended to afford Havana's citizens protection from pirates and bandits, they were constructed with several gates which were closed at night.
Jagua Castle
Jagua Castle Destination: Cienfuegos
Jagua Castle. Declared national patrimony. The fortress is an example of the military architecture of the 18th century in Cuba (1745).
La Chorrera Tower
La Chorrera Tower Destination: Havana
Los Tres Reyes del Morro Castle
Los Tres Reyes del Morro Castle Destination: Old Havana
Los Tres Reyes del Morro Castle. In The Havana's "Morro" is one of most iconic monuments of the city. This symbolic building was constructed by the Spanish between 1589 and 1630 to protect Havana from incursions by enemy fleets and pirate ships. It is particularly beloved by the city's inhabitants for its lighthouse.
Matachin Fort
Matachin Fort Destination: Baracoa
Matachin Fort. On October 10, 1981 took place the inauguration of the Museum Matachin in this fortification, presenting a brief synthesis of the history of Baracoa,
Real Fuerza Castle
Real Fuerza Castle Destination: Old Havana
Real Fuerza Castle. It was the first fortress of Havana. Constructed in 1558 by order of Spanish King Felipe II three years after an earlier fortress was destroyed by the French pirate Jacques de Sores, this classic, moat-enclosed fortress was the residence of the local military commanders until 1762.
San Carlos de La Cabana Castle
San Carlos de La Cabana Castle Destination: Old Havana
San Carlos de La Cabana Castle. In 1762 Carlos III recovered Cuba in exchange for Florida and promptly ordered the construction of what was then the largest fort in the Americas. Here it's carried out every day at 9.00 PM the traditional ceremony El Cañonazo de las 9.00and every year it takes place The fair of the book of the Havana.
San Lazaro Tower
San Lazaro Tower Destination: Havana
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