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The Spanish raised El Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro or Castillo de Morro next to the harbor entrance between 1589 and ... More
Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro (El)
The Spanish raised El Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro or Castillo de Morro next to the harbor entrance between 1589 and 1630, with the objective of warding off attacks by pirates and enemy fleets. It has since become one of Havana's most iconic monuments. In 1762, when the British invaded the city, the castle was defended to every last man, for Luis Velasco, who was in command of the besieged garrison, preferred to die rather than surrender. However, local inhabitants are particularly fond of the place thanks to its lighthouse, an addition that was built around 1845.
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 ...
An architectural jewel of the Spanish Gothic style whose outstanding features are the cloisters and the arched galleries. The ground
floor houses numerous sculptures along with some fine carved stone reliefs depicting images of animals and vegetation. The upper ...