Morro Castle Facts
Situated on a natural rocky elevation at the mouth of Havana Harbor, the
picturesque Morro Castle was designed by Juan Bautista Antonelli (an Italian engineer) and
built during the late 16th century.
Morro castle, especially its lighthouse is a symbol of Havana.
Built in the late 16th century, it was conquered by the Biritsh in 1762.
During that time the castle was badly damaged, but later it underwent remodeling after it got
back to Spain. A new lighthouse, still functioning today was erected in 1844.
Although the castle is an irregular polygon, the stonecutting works on its
walls are very attractive.
The castle houses a beautiful lighthouse, an exhibition on the lighthouses
of Cuba, a small underwater archaeology exhibition, a 20-meter-deep (66 feet) moat, central
barracks, old cannons, guns and batteries, dungeons, a church, the office of the current
harbormaster, wells, and very old bathrooms.
Morro Castle - Visitor info
Access to the castle costs $4, and access to the lighthouse costs $2.
Morro castle is open daily between 9:00 AM to 17:30 PM. There is a
drawbridge mechanism connecting Morro with La Cabaña, making it convenient for tourists to
visit both historic sites.
Morro Castle Map&Location
Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro is located in Havan, next to the
La Cabaña Castle (La Habana del
Este, Havana, Cuba). Get help with directions:
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Morro Castle Photos
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