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Castillo de la Real Fuerza

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Address: Plaza de Armas | e/Calle O'Reilly y Av. del Puerto (Calle Desamparado/San Pedro), Havana, Cuba
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The Castillo de la Real Fuerza is a fort bordering the Plaza de Armad. The fort is considered to be the oldest stone fort in the Americas. There are some great photo ops.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Bethalto, Illinois
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Bethalto, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Castillo de la Real Fuerza is a fort bordering the Plaza de Armad. The fort is considered to be the oldest stone fort in the Americas. There are some great photo ops.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its worth a look as its there! but there's not much to see in it, some interesting artifacts and some nice views over the dock

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Top of the castle offers yet another great opportunity for a photo session. :) Best attraction is a big model of ship with video interpretation in different languages.

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we came across the castle one afternoon whilst on a walk exploring the city. We entered the building and was given a tour by a lady guide who was excellent. What an interesting place well worth a visit and the guide was very knowledgeable.

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views of the harbour,and waterfront ,fun for the kids to climb and roll on the grass and hills. Very Historic and perfect for photo opps. Outside is free to view ,but entering the building is at a nominal fee .You may need an interpreter to read most of the info that is written in the castle,but looking at the... More 

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Thank Tim K
Nova Scotia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find. Close to the waterfront in Old Havana. You can walk around for free. There is a charge to go inside.

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Hereford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across this place and paid a visit. The old fort is full of gold and silver that has been found around Havana. Good views to be had of nearby forts and the harbour entrance. Well worth a visit. On the downside there isn't much written in english for you to get a better understanding.

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We found this "castle/ fort" to be in good condition across from a very nice park at the beginning of the most walkable street in Havana.

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La Habana, Cuba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

An interesting place to visit in Old Havana. Today is a museum... "La Giraldilla" sculpture (one of the symbols of Havana) located in the highest tower. Don't pass away an small (not so small, indeed) replica of "Santísima Trinidad", the world biggest warship from Felipe II Armada (constructed in Havana's ships factory)

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is just one of several Forts that sit in the Havana Harbor and are full of interesting things to see and experience. It's $6.00 for the entrance but it's worth it. And plan on walking up to the top of the tower on the second floor, gives you an amazing view of the Havana Harbor during the day.

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