or drag this pin anywhere on the map
A beautiful and impressive symbol of Old Havana
View some of the most fascinating Havana history as you visit the Castillo el Morro (Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro). El Morro, as it’s also often called is truly one of the most important symbols in Havana.
Construction began on this castle in 1589 and finished in 1630, and was directed by Juan Bautista Antonelli, a military engineer from Italy. This great castle served as a military fort in colonial times, an effective lighthouse, and a symbol of the city. This impressive fort sits on cliffs on the opposite side fo the harbor from old Havana. Follow a trail to read names, dates and messages inscribed on sandstone cliffs from dates as far back as the 1600’s.
Castillo el Morro
Castillo el Morro, near Via Monumental, Havana
Phone: (537) 863-7941
Open Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Price: Cost money