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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Jugua Castle. It’s really an old fort that was never in battle... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Huntsville, Alabama
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Well worth the drive to the castle.

The Jagua Castle is very well preserved and a has a great views of the entrance to the bay as well... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
Andy S
North Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun excursion, first taxi, then ferry, then another ferry back across the bay. The castle/fort has some interesting stuff. There’s a great, tiny seafood cafe nearby with fresh lobster. A great day out. Recommend

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Jugua Castle. It’s really an old fort that was never in battle. It is well-preserved, scenic, and has interesting exhibits.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019

This place has lots of history you'll want to read about. A beautiful little church, nice little restaurant, nice people and very interesting history. I wold recommend it, must go by boat, great restaurant there also by boat

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019

Lovely ferry trip over the mouth of the bay in Cienfuegos to visit this wonderful castle. Guided tour gave us a wonderful history of the fortifications.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank grahamh756
Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

Pretty neat structure from the Spanish days. It’s in good shape and about a 30 minute boat ride from town. Worth the effort to check it out.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed January 24, 2019

This place is one hour from the city taking the ferry. The Castle is a museum and you can go upstairs to take wonderful pictures of the bay. Around the Castle you can find different places to take the lunch with fresh fish.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Enrique A
Reviewed January 22, 2019

interesting place where we can appreciate part of the history of bahia de cienfuegos and its long history of colonization from the Spanish

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank otrupon
Reviewed January 14, 2019

It was not the best I saw in the city of Cienfuegos, the fortress is more than 60 km from the center. It's old and big but it's not the most impressive. Personally I would not spend my limited time in the city to come...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

The Jagua Castle is very well preserved and a has a great views of the entrance to the bay as well as the ocean. We were on a cruise and when we left the harbor you can take some great pictures.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andy S
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

This fort was on my top 5 things to see in cienfuegos.Its a hidden gem,out there on the bay,waiting to be seen.Like other Spanish forts,it used to protect the bay.Theres is a ferry early in the morning,at 8am and at 1pm.I took the 1pm.A crowded...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 13, 2016|
Response from Sean W | 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.