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Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana

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Description: An enormous fortress that fires its cannon every night.

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Good for a quick visit

We stopped here briefly on our Havana tour. The fort was nicely preserved although it was odd we couldn't go certain areas to get photos. The cigar store cool with the world's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Bridgewater, Canada
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Bridgewater, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped here briefly on our Havana tour. The fort was nicely preserved although it was odd we couldn't go certain areas to get photos. The cigar store cool with the world's longest cigar in the display. Definitely worth a quick stop.

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Miami Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nice place to visit specially at night to presence the 9:00 pm show called El cañonaso, every night they fire a cannon a traditions since the Spanish colonization

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Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely views ..we visited this location as part of the coach tour of the city ..' I did not enjoy the steep cimb to finally see the views ..Others did not seem to mind.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited the fort in the evening to see the 9pm firing of the canon. That was a great show, with period dress and it makes a loud bang!! It was good to look round the fort and see some of the history. There is also great views across the rest of Havana which was lovely to see at sunset.... More 

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went to see the ceremonial firing of the cannon which is held every evening at 9pm. The noise is a surprise even though expected and the period dress and members of the military that carry it out are something to behold. Well worth seeing!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Can't remember the name, canonazo?, of the restaurant located at the fort, but live traditional cuban music, excellent food and atmosphere.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

And lots of history! Nice things to see and great views. Beware of the 'helpful' assistants who might try and extort money from you! It's fairly typical given the favourable rate of the cuc but be sure not to have too much cash available on you!

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Castillo is a beautiful place but a lot of people miss the cigar shop, where the longest cigar in the world is on display. Meet the unassuming guy who made that cigar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We took great pictures from this place and went to see sunset and the 9pm activity, which to me should be part of a trip to Havana, at least the first time.

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The castillo is great, lots of history. The viess of havana are superb. The canons that ard housed here were in great condition. Lots of walking and the tunnels ard a must whdn visiting.

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