Explore a star-shaped fort built in the 1500s at Castillo de la Real Fuerza. Part of a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, this fort was originally designed to defend against pirates during a time when Havana was one of the most active commercial ports in the New World. The fort was reopened in 2010 as Cuba’s premiere maritime museum. The museum today displays a large amount of information from the 16th and 17th centuries as well as showcasing highly detailed ship models. Visitors learn about the layouts of various kinds of ships made and used in the harbor. Use our Havana travel planner to visit Castillo de la Real Fuerza on your trip to Havana, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Castillo de la Real Fuerza Reviews
Posto nella parte finale del Marecor verso la zona vecchia dell' havana, castello risalente insediamento spagnolo posto sul mare a difesa della città vecchia, monumento tenuto in buono stato. more »Located in the final part of the Marecor towards the old area of the havana, castle dating spanish settlement placed on the sea in defense of the old city, monument kept in good condition.
Me encanto visitarlo Cobran solo 3 CUC para entrar Es muy lindo y lo mejor que tiene es un museo maritimo con piezas encontradas de barcos sumergidos Increible lo que se ve ahi Recomiendo que lo vean more »I loved to visit it They only 3 CUC to enter It is very nice and the best thing it has is a museum of mowe with found pieces of submerged boats Incredible what it looks there I recommend that you see it
A beautiful fort that is located very close to port, one of the most affordable museums as well at only 2-3 cuc. The exhibits were nice and there was plenty to see both upstairs and down. Unfortunately the staff took it upon themselves to try and sell us unofficial or knockoff items for their personal gain. That was fine and we bought a couple coins to help them out and kind of get them off our backs. As soon as we bought them another worker took our phone and proceeded to take our photos… throughout many rooms and artifacts. We told them thank you but we were leaving and they proceeded to ask for more money, they then took out their phone w/ photos of their children and grand-children continuing to ask for money. We told them sorry and good-bye and we weren’t really in the mood to explore the fort any longer.
A must see if you are in Havana. It has undergone restoration so it is in great shape. I found the construction interesting to see.
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