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Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana

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Great View of Havana

This area provides a great view of Havana and beautiful sunset photo opportunities. Great old castle

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Nice view

This forteress is nice to visit. Walking around it and enjoy the view of Havana from this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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An enormous fortress that fires its cannon every night.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This area provides a great view of Havana and beautiful sunset photo opportunities. Great old castle

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This forteress is nice to visit. Walking around it and enjoy the view of Havana from this place. Around 9:00 PM, they fire the canon, it's packed but really impressive.

Thank Sasuke785
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This provides a great view of the water and is not far from the port. Our guide gave us the history on the architect who built many of the forts in Cuba. Fascinating. At night, they fire the canon. Unfortunately, we missed it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do Not Miss this Fort Love El Morro in San Juan Puerto Rico but this fort is the gran daddy of them all - huge and fabulous easy walking lay out. Do not miss. Cannon blast ceremony nightly

Thank wreath
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

La Cabaña has been built by the Spanish in the 18th century along with El Morro castle. It’s an impressive fortress located on a hill overlooking Havana harbour. From the remparts the view on the city is splendid. Every night at 9 pm a cannon...More

Thank Christophe M
Reviewed May 26, 2018

This would work well as evening visit. There is the fort to look round, variations on the standard street stalls, as well as a restaraunt on site. But the real reason to go in the evening is for the nightly ceremony which takes place at...More

Thank mattscott23
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Part of our tour and really enjoyed the views, history and beauty of this place. Cuba has many forts and this one is one of the best. If your in the are and like to walk, make sure you stop here.

Thank bandit153
Reviewed May 19, 2018

This was the highlight of our 4 hour bus tour to see sites around the city. The Castillo is in much better shape than almost everything else I saw. Like similar forts on other islands, it is a terrific historical treasure and is on one...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

The fortress is huge, what ever threat used to come in from the sea wouldn’t have a chance with the amount of cannons there. The ceremony itself dragged on a big. I understand it’s tradition but I did find it go on long. The cannon...More

Thank Shaun P
Reviewed May 4, 2018

took a local bus there an experience and worth a review in itself !! 9 pm start are minibuses for the less faint hearted !

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February 26, 2018|
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Response from drmikenyc | Reviewed this property |
Well, it is Cuba! Can't just dial up Uber. (Though you can rent a casa particular via AirBNB! Go figure.) This is just a guess based on observation: There are always people around, lots of them, including cab drivers... More
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Response from TourGuide-Manager | Reviewed this property |
7 CUC is the entrance fee to La Cabaña and it allows you access to all museum rooms in the Castle, the chapel and any temporary art and arms exhibits. La Cabaña opens at 9:00 a.m. and it closes at 6:00 p.m. Please note that... More