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San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle

Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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If Santiago is El Morro

It's an unbeatable place. Gorgeous surroundings with excellent views of a historic trip. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pecs, Hungary
Beautiful sites with lots of history, self guided

I really enjoyed learning about the history of this fort/castle. It's steeped in Spanish and later... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's an unbeatable place. Gorgeous surroundings with excellent views of a historic trip. There are also cozy restaurants in the area.

Thank PadrePablo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed learning about the history of this fort/castle. It's steeped in Spanish and later revolutionary history. The information is all in Spanish, so it's best to have a Spanish speaker in the group to translate. Besides the educational aspect, it's truly a beautiful...More

Thank crosscountry511
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fort was a highlight of a recent visit to Santiago. Views from the fort over the coastline was beautiful. Visit all the levels, even go down the stairs to the very bottom to get a perspective from the outside of the fort from the...More

Thank Pen10poppy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Commanding site on way in by shipTry to visit as there are some interesting features and you get lots of exercise.About the only place to buy souvenirs that are locally made and quite reasonably priced.

Thank Jacky S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to scramble around old forts, this is the place for you. With many levels and access almost down to sea level this fort has lots of interesting things to look at, and good views over the surrounding countryside/coast. Entry costs a few...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good to walk around and take in the views from different parts of the castle. Souvenir vendors outside the castle as you walk from the bus.

Thank PamF47
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Beautifully restored, beautiful views, worth the trip... This is a taxi ride out of town, but if you get the timings right you can get a water taxi back to Santiago for one CUC... Plan to spent two hours, the story is not well told,...More

Thank TravelOwl66
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

This place is like entering the fantastic world of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. A place full of history and strange charm. Spectacular views from its terraces!

Thank rudga87
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

To be fair, we never entered EL Morro, but we visited the El Morro restaurant and walked the sea path and stopped at the multiple vendors leading up to the fort. Sea views were incredible both from the restaurant, and the path. Vendors were reasonable...More

1  Thank metoread2
Reviewed April 15, 2017

But being Welsh I really like castles . Fabulous views. As at other attractions you are supposed to pay to use your camera (our guide advised leaving ours in the bus) but guides postively encouraged mobile phone pics... THere are some souvenir stals as you...More

Thank YvonneNBirmingham
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Would you recommend making that extra journey from Trinidad to S/Cuba with the added expense of flying back to Havanna or should we make the most of the other interesting sites and sounds of west and central Cuba as we only have two weeks ??
January 20, 2016|
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Response from mikenemily | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is worth going to Santiago de Cuba. We flew from Havana to Santiago de Cuba . There a lot of interesting things to do in Santiago and day trips outside the city. There is a flight from Santiago de Cuba back to... More
Taylor E
Do you have to pay a fee to tour it?
November 30, 2015|
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Response from Tzvika60 | Reviewed this property |
Santiago de Cuba is not worth the trip. There is plenty to see around Trinidad
Is there renovations going on at the resort if so when would they be finished as im going there Feb 2015
December 27, 2014|
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Response from gandhy2014 | Reviewed this property |
I visited it long time ago. So, I cannot tell wether there is a refurbish or not. But I can assure that conditions are OK.