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Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana

Closes in 20 min: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Cannon show

We visited the 9:30 cannon show and it was specatular. With full military guard, marches, fire and... read more

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Cannon ceremony

Quite a fun thing to do but don't pay for a tour and it will cost you 8CUC to get in. The area is... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2019
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An enormous fortress that fires its cannon every night.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration:1-2 hours
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We decided to visit early evening so we could hang around for the display for firing of the Canon which starts at 8.30pm. Bad idea. Around half of the exhibition rooms were closed and there is not much else to see aside from a few touristy market stalls amd a pretty limited cafe
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We visited the 9:30 cannon show and it was specatular. With full military guard, marches, fire and drama, the kids were entertained from start to finish. Entry was a little pricey in my opinion, but really entertaining, and I am really glad that we went.
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We really liked the panorama of Havana and the views of the castle. We went there at noon and enjoyed the absence of the crowd. We were almost only visitors. Though we didn't see the firing of the cannon, still we are happy with the visit. The only disappointment is the cashier
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Its an expensive experience when you factor in the cost of a taxi ride to the fort and a 8 CUC entrance fee. There is a 10 min soldier marching ceremony and a single cannon shot at 9pm. Your money is probably spent better elsewhere.
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Quite a fun thing to do but don't pay for a tour and it will cost you 8CUC to get in. The area is not lit at night and very uneven. Learn about it before you go as it is confusing as to what is happening if not.
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