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Morro Castle (Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro)

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.

Short History

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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The Morro Castle by Jason Tabarias
Morro Castle by Christian
Morro Castle close up by Roger Wollstadt
Climbing the Morro Castle by Patrick Dinnen
Morro Castle view by Christian
View from the Morro Castle by Patrick Dinnen
Morro Castle walls by Dani Figueiredo