El Morro, Havana

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Explore the 16th-century fortified castle at El Morro. Built to protect Havana's harbor from ongoing raids, the site now affords visitors wonderful views of the city, especially at sundown. If you’re interested in history, you'll enjoy your walk around the fortress. However, you'll be exposed to the elements during much of your stroll, so check the weather before you visit. Pop into the onsite maritime museum for accounts of epic sieges, then consider climbing up the lighthouse for a small extra charge. See El Morro and all Havana has to offer by arranging your trip with our Havana day trip tool .
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  • The castle was built for protection from pirates during the Spanish period. The Spanish have used this port to send their goods to their own countries from other Latin American countries they occupied. The fortress is a building that has been restored and survived. It's more meaningful to travel the city from this point.
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  • Beautiful old fortress that protected the entrance to the harbor. It is only accessible by taxi, but with caution, it is necessary to clarify the price, back and forth (wait, because there is not a very good taxi at the fortress, but you can't get back on foot!) Beautiful Old fortress, defending the Bay of Havana. Be careful with the taxi drivers (you can go there only with taxi, there is no other way to get there!) Discuss the price beforhand to El Morro and back to the city (the driver will wait you, whiler you visiting)
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