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Castillo de la Real Fuerza

Plaza de Armas | e/Calle O'Reilly y Av. del Puerto Calle Desamparado/San Pedro, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8616130
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Needed more time

This is yet another stop that I wish we had more time at. We were able to get some great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TLBPsyD
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Gilbert, Arizona
Another fort guarding the city

If a ship somehow got past El Morro (first fort at the harbor entrance) it's doubtful they'd get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elindoo
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Stuart, Florida
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  • Excellent46%
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“ship models” (8 reviews)
“oldest stone” (7 reviews)
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Plaza de Armas | e/Calle O'Reilly y Av. del Puerto Calle Desamparado/San Pedro, Havana, Cuba
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"ship models"
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"oldest stone"
in 7 reviews
"maritime museum"
in 4 reviews
"strategic position"
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"small fort"
in 3 reviews
"sunken treasure"
in 2 reviews
"felipe ii"
in 2 reviews
"amazing artifacts"
in 2 reviews
"spanish castle"
in 2 reviews
"related items"
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"old havana"
in 18 reviews
"harbour entrance"
in 2 reviews
"quick tour"
in 3 reviews
"great photo ops"
in 2 reviews
"nice museum"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"havana harbor"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is yet another stop that I wish we had more time at. We were able to get some great photographs; however, we were able to get pictures at EVERY stop in Havana. It is one of my favorite cities in the world, now.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If a ship somehow got past El Morro (first fort at the harbor entrance) it's doubtful they'd get past this one. Even has a moat!

Thank elindoo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This strongly built stone fort on the River in Havana is well worth visiting as it has a true film set atmosphere. An old Spanish built star fort complete with cells, a full moat, large brass cannons and a drawbridge. From the upper level you...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

a really good colonial place to see, the place is in good conditions and the showrooms are pretty cool (they have a replica of the old ships made with amazing details!!!). it have a nice terrace. it's a quick tour that you can do without...More

Thank romandp05
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Castle Real - mainly about ships but quite interesting. Everything is in Spanish and be aware of the roped off areas which the (many) attendants try to lure you into and then ask you for money. Ok it's only a few pesos but it's a...More

Thank Liz W
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Don't miss this fort as well as the one across the water. This one is smaller but better maintained and it has some interesting exhibitions as well.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Worth the 2 cuc admission, it was built in the 1500s, inside the is a top notch museum, outside there are some amazing canons, well worth a visit.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

A fort considered to be one of the oldest stone forts in the America's. It was originally built back in the 1500's to defend against pirate attacks but was too far set back in the bay to be effective. The entry is 2cuc each but...More

Thank Chelsea B
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Worth the meager price of admission, especially to see the ship models. Great views from the roof. Beware the lady who appears to be a docent but asks for money when she starts to show you the coin collection. Unfortunately the bookstore has no English...More

Thank RegD1945
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

This castle was awesome had a great museum inside with gold bars and silver fighting weapons cannons my kids absolutely loved it.

Thank Danny L
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