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Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca (Castillo del Morro), Santiago de Cuba

Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca (Castillo del Morro) - Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca (Castillo del Morro)
Carretera del Morro, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba 91100Map
Neighborhood: El Morro
Overview

This is an old garrison that still appears to be guarding the entrance to the bay, even though the English pirates have long since sailed off into history. To reach the fort it is necessary to go to the outskirts of town and it is well worth the trip just to see this castle built in 1643. The fort offers a vantage point from which to see the whole port and Sierra Maestra Mountains. In addition to guarding the bay, it was also a prison and tomb for Cuban patriots in the 19th century. The complex also includes the Museo de la Piratería (The Pirate Museum).

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