Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, Havana

4.4
#10 of 101 in Historic Sites in Cuba
Explore the historic Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, built in the 18th century to defend Havana from British colonial conquests. Now a public park, this fortress complex contains several museums, though most visitors come to climb the ramparts and take in the views of old Havana. Try not to miss the nightly cannon firing ceremony, which signals the closing of the city gates, a tradition cherished since colonial times. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana by using our Havana trip builder.
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  • We really liked the panorama of Havana and the views of the castle. We went there at noon and enjoyed the absence of the crowd. We were almost only visitors. Though we didn't see the firing of the...  more »
  • Its an expensive experience when you factor in the cost of a taxi ride to the fort and a 8 CUC entrance fee. There is a 10 min soldier marching ceremony and a single cannon shot at 9pm. Your money is....  more »
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  • Very nice place showing Cuba's heritage. Unfortunately people can't go there now for a vacation destination.
  • Pretty from the outside. It was being worked on, so I didn't get to see the inside. The grounds are nice. Lots of benches.
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