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Jagua Castle

| Passacabalos, Cienfuegos, Cuba
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Cienfuegos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Halifax, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

went there with a Cuban friend from ciefuegos.we got there by bus which was a complete heap.went across the bay by boat which costs 1 cuc each way.there was the annual festival going on when we all got there.recieved a guided ,and nicely informal, tour of the castle which was informative by a young Cuban guide with good English as... More

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Oromocto NB
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We really enjoyed the ferry ride across the channel and the walk up to the castle. It was an interesting slice of history. It is being restored at the present time (I think that is true almost everywhere) things take a little time in cuba. It was interesting to see the old fort and roam around inside it with little... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Makes a good trip if you combine with the beach, but I think a bit of trek just for itself. Amazing views give you a real sense of the importance of this bay in history. We went to the beach by taxi and planned to return by boat to town, to discover it had been out of action for weeks,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed at Rancho Luna. There is a bus that takes you to the ferry dock at Pasacaballo. Jagua Castle is nice, not as big as the one in Santiago de Cuba or Havanna, but still nice.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Interesting Spanish fort...if it's your first or second one. Museum is OK. Ate homemade lunch on the waterfront while waiting for return ferry & wandered through dirt streets away from town.

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Vancouver, BC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The beautiful sunset viewed from the rooftop terrace while listening to a live salsa band. Priceless. Buy the bands cd and bring home the memories

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St. John's, Antigua
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We had to take a boat over to this castle and the receptionist that worked there gave us a tour and the history; it was amazing to see that this was the only castle in Cuba to still use a drawstring to close and open the castle.

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Grande Prairie, ab
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Due to a comedy of errors with a cheap watch we had a hard time to make the ferry which is a definate fun part of the trip, the 1CUP charge and the freindliness of the the Cuban people made it a great adventure. The Castillo is under renovation and you can pay to have the tour guide or walk... More

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Rotterdam, Nederland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
81 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We went here by ferry from Cienfuegos city centre (Ave 46 and Calle 25) for only 1 CUC. The ferry leaves 3 times a day and was absolutely packed with locals as it is just a form of public transport. It takes about an hour to get to the small village where you can also find the castle. The castle... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We visted the castle on our last visit to the Rancho Luna Hotel in Nov/Dec 2012. It is located at the entrance to the Bay of Cienfuegos. The best way to get to the location if down the road from the Hotel Rancho Luna across from an old large Russian Hotel. You can get a taxie from the hotle fpr... More

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