Description: Fortresses and something else
Watching the Bay of Havana from the oldest colonial fortress is an exceptional attraction, due to the unmatched views, stories and vivid experiences that have survived there for centuries. Enjoy this tour through which we invite you to discover the treasures of our old days. Tour including visit to some fortresses of Havana (Castillo de la Real Fuerza (Real Fuerza Palace), Fortaleza Morro-Cabaña (Morro Cabana Fortress), Castillo de La Punta, Torreón de San Lázaro (San Lázaro Tower) and tour along 7 kms of Havana coastline.
- Destination: Havana
- Hours: 4
- Allow Kids:
- From: Havana
- Days: 1
- Minimal Pax:1
- Kind of excursion: City
- From: Pick up time:09:00:00
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Fortresses and something else is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.