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San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle

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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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Amazing views in a beautiful place.

We were visiting by taxi from our casa and this fort was on our list of places to go. We arrived just before noon on a hot and breathless day. We came in the fort and kept turning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Oromocto NB
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Oromocto NB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were visiting by taxi from our casa and this fort was on our list of places to go. We arrived just before noon on a hot and breathless day. We came in the fort and kept turning left until we covered every nick and cranny of the fort. From the top of the wall to the almost sea level... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Good attraction for history buffs. As fortresses go, it is quite beautiful and the multiple levels provide different perspectives of the surrounding region, though it is a long way down to the lowest level. Great views of the entire region from the top. It gets very hot, so early morning is the best time to visit to avoid the high... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Good views, good interpretation boards (tho' all in Spanish) a grand iguana and several other much smaller reptiles, some with spiral tails

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Huron County, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I'm not into history, so I just walked through this place quickly and walked back to the bus. There is no english on the signs or exhibits, so if this is your thing, hope your tour guide has been enlightened.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I visited this site as part of an organized tour. The castle has been well preserved since its original construction in 1637. Its well worth seeing colonial spanish architecture and walking through the Pirate museum. The chapel and the jails below are a must see aswell. I've posted some additional photos on my blog re: this site and others in... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

the history, the structure and architecture. The history that lies within, you can see it. the scenery where it is set... amazing view.

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Brampton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Tourist trap. Broken-down hand-rails over centuries-worn stone stairs. Pay for the privilege of taking photos of the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have been to all 4 El Morro's - Habana, Santiago, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Florida and the view from Santiago's El Morro are most impressive. ALso, you must dine in the restaurant the food is most delicious and they a remembrance to John Lennon who was there years before. El Morro is breathtaking and you must come, relax... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I visited as part of an organised tour of Cuba, and therefore didn't have as much time here as I'd have liked. There is a small museum mainly devoted to pirates of the Caribbean - including Sir Francis Drake, who I have to admit I have never thought of as a pirate though I guess he was!! There are lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The view, everything, from the tour ladies who gave me some interesting stories. Although some may try to hit you up something, they do it nicely. You can zcore some travel brochere shote and framers for freinds even if your a rookie, take your time and take in some angles, lay on the grass and shoot up (nothing will bite... More 

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