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 decided to visit early evening so we could hang around for the display for firing of the Canon which starts at 8.30pm. Bad idea. Around half of the exhibition rooms were closed and there is not...  more »
  • We visited the 9:30 cannon show and it was specatular. With full military guard, marches, fire and drama, the kids were entertained from start to finish. Entry was a little pricey in my opinion...  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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