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"Castillo de los Tres Santos Reyes Magnos del Morro" Top 5 Page for this destination Castillo el Morro Tip by mim95

Castillo el Morro, Havana: 16 reviews and 38 photos

  View of Vedado from El Morro
by mim95

This is the official name, but most ppl call it El Morro. It is a national monument that was built in early 17th century to protect the harbour entrance to the Bay of Havana. It was attached by the British from land in 1762 and Havana remained under British rule until a year later.

The castle is in irregular shape and is surrounded by moats. There are four series of batteries facing different directions.

The 10m tall lighthouse was added to the castle in 1844. It gives a panoramic view of the Malecon, old Havana, Vedado and the ocean. The breeze from the ocean is certainly welcoming, especially after a long walk!

Address: Habana del Este
Directions: It can be reached by taxi, or by the harbour ferry to Casablanca. You'll then walk for another 20 minutes, passing La Cabana first.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 8, 2004
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