We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jagua Castle

| Passacabalos, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Travel Alert: U.S. Travel Licensing Restrictions Apply for Travel to Cuba. For details, click here
Review Highlights
Don't pay just go for the boat ride

The entrance fee is 5CUC and there isn't much to see and if you don't speak Spanish, there isn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Nice to see, but not much English, definitialy do NOT take the ferry from town

You can go by boat to the castle, but it is a slow boat, with not much shadow. The timetable is not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marjolein D
Read all 167 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“ferry ride” (5 reviews)
“nice views” (4 reviews)
| Passacabalos, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Write a Review
Reviews (167)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance fee is 5CUC and there isn't much to see and if you don't speak Spanish, there isn't much to read. There are a few exhibits but we saw more empty spaces and storages areas. I would, however, suggest taking the boat there from...More

Thank Alex15682
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can go by boat to the castle, but it is a slow boat, with not much shadow. The timetable is not frequently enough so you must wait a long time before you can back. Perhaps the boat from the otherside is better? We took...More

Thank Marjolein D
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Talk about a spectacular building with amazing views. Cienfuegos is a small town, this needs to be on your must see list.

Thank CaptainMHB
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We took the boat from town. Had second thoughts after boat left. It was so crowded and hot that the first thing I did was make sure I knew where the life preservers were. Didn't walk to the castle as I was afraid I would...More

Thank nyc44831
Reviewed March 23, 2017

I was in Cienfuegos two weeks ago and so I took the opportunity to visit The Jaqua Castle. I was expecting it to be bigger. It's rather small, built in the 17th century. The view is beautiful from the watch tower. The canons from the...More

Thank Vuong-MTL
Reviewed March 18, 2017

It's a nice ferry ride to go there, but the castle is too expensive. Take a picture from the outside and get a boat for the beach!

Thank drale_ontheroad
Reviewed March 18, 2017

A couple of things to know about this attraction: First, the fort is quite small, and costs 5 CUC to enter, which seems a bit steep given how little there is to see and do. Second, the 1:00 ferry was absolutely packed, wall to wall,...More

1  Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Excellent place to go. The castle has been taken very good care of and they are promoting it with the tourists

Thank Lookin4BestPractices
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The hardest part was finding the ferry dock! It's between Ave 46 and Calle 2. Our Casa were kind enough to ring and find out what times the boat was due to leave and we made it in the nick of time. From memory we...More

Thank Christa_Joy26
Reviewed January 1, 2017

There is a short ferry ride across to the Castle, which is an enjoyable trip. Jagua Castle (Castillo de Jagua, also known as the fortress "Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Jagua") is considered the 3rd most important defensive fort after those in Havana and...More

1  Thank Ian C
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
105 reviews
3.99 miles away
Restaurant Villa Lagarto
338 reviews
3.75 miles away
Club Cienfuegos
304 reviews
4.35 miles away
Finca del Mar
270 reviews
4.61 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Palacio de Valle
576 reviews
4.01 miles away
Punta Gorda
529 reviews
3.72 miles away
Delfinario de Cienfuegos
370 reviews
2.86 miles away
Rancho Luna Beach
504 reviews
3.27 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ryan G
August 13, 2016|
Response from World1day | Reviewed this property |
If you are taking the ferry direct from Cienfuegos, your hotel or casa should be able to guide you. We did ours as part of a day trip and hired a taxi for the day.