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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
Phone Number:
+53 7 8616130

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Very Nice Fort

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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199 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank jwhitehouse
La Habana, Cuba
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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)

Thank javarom46
Park City, Utah
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Alan M
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fortress is really worth a visit. Amazing structure which is well kept. Nice museum which you must see

Thank Tonni J
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well laid out, unfortunately only labelled in Spanish. Guide is available for extra Pesos. Get to see a replica of the Bluenose and other beautiful ships and bounty. Quick 45 minute walk around. Enjoyed the artwork outside too! Not wheelchair friendly.

Thank Pleasureseakers
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit if you go to Havana. You learn interesting history of British takeover of Cuba, and more. You crawl through everything and read the stories right where they happened. A MUST.

1 Thank ngiril_lover
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the corner of the same plaza, we visited Castillo de la Real Fuerza (Castle of the Royal Force), which I thought was the fort that linked the chain protecting Havana Bay, but it's not. That's the fort at San Salvador de la Punta Fortress just down the road, which was built in 1590. But the Real Fuerza was cooler... More 

1 Thank ldfly
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This being one of the oldest structures in Havana It is a must to explore. The displays are quite good and the camera buff should have a great time.

Thank Les W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admission is 3 CUC. Virtually everything inside is only in Spanish. There is not a huge amount in there. I would say it will take you less than an hour to do it all. Seemed quite well maintained by Cuban standards.

Thank michelepage2017
Oak Park, California
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle is nicely preserved, has a moat, and lots if interesting objects inside. Ship models, gold from the 1700's, etc. The view from the roof is very nice as well. They say no photos in rooms 4 & 5, but the docents will photograph you for a tip.

Thank jameslockard

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