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“The canon fire ceremony”

Ranked #25 of 277 things to do in Havana
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Owner description: An enormous fortress that fires its cannon every night.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Every day at 2100 there is the canon ceremony fire which is preformed by soldiers wearing custome of 200 years ago,and restoring you to the old time as the comends and custome refers to past images nice show, and the port itself also nice.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We spent several hours exploring this fortress. There were very few tourists, as it's not offered on most tours, and we had some great views of the harbor and Old Havana across the harbor. It is being restored so a few parts were not accessible.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

This fortress sure wasn't designed in 18th century to be a tourist sight. Nice walk trough the big fort but not much to see. It least during the day time. Every evening the old canon is fired, also the entrance fee is more expensive. Of course it is a propaganda museum but in Cuba, which isn't?

Thank Ville K
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We, a family with two young boys, understood that this fort is the place to be, due to its views on Havanna Vieja and the well-preserve fort. It was a bit of a disappointment. Two of the three musea were closed. And the one wich was open was another propaganda museum for the sake of Che. It is a nice walk in the fortress but certainly not worth the 6 CUC. You better look from the outside and take a walk to El Morro. From there you have spectacular views on Havanna Vieja. And the sea beating on the rocks. Another tip: take the ferry (opposite the Russian Orthodox Church), but don't pay more than 1 CUC (wich is already 5 times too high if you count in Pesos) and walk from there to the fort.

1  Thank jmdeur
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We visited the site where you can find a lot of rockets, airplanes . Some of them from Russian origin.

Thank vkxNederland
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