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San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle

Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Loved this place. The history behind the castle and what it had been built for and how it was used... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Armagh, United Kingdom
Fantastic Carle to explore

This is a must see out of Santiago. It is well worth taking a local truck or about 1 peso national... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
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“stunning views” (18 reviews)
“caribbean sea” (11 reviews)
“old fortress” (5 reviews)
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Loved this place. The history behind the castle and what it had been built for and how it was used through the years was amazing, a lot to see and many floors to discover. Not for the faint hearted.

1  Thank sanlewis7
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a must see out of Santiago. It is well worth taking a local truck or about 1 peso national and walking past the beach, stopping for a dip, and walking up the track to the castle. You can then pay entry to the...More

Thank joleema
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The view is good, the castle nice and you've seen it all in 20 minutes. But, don't skip it and go early the heat can be murderous

Thank phnijman
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We bought a day tour from Cubanacan and Morro was one of the 3 stops included. The guide did an excellent job in telling us all the history and showing us what to see. The castle was strongly built, the exhibition was simple but knowledgeable,...More

Thank hmli2
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We made a little excursion to this castle to get out of the city. It was a nice trip and we checked every room of the place and took in the breath of history. The views of the bay are breathtaking. I would certainly come...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 6 August 2017

realy enjoyed it, lots of history, great atmosphere, the landscape was amazing, everyone liked it. Great tour guides!

Thank fc44177
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Great little tourist spot. Great coastal views and great castle to tour. Needs more. Tour guides and info in other languages.

Thank kcwalksja
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were on the first cruise ship allowed to dock in Cuba (May 2, 2016). so we were able to tour (government guides) for four days. Inside the castle were some of the country's most complete and best-preserved examples of Spanish-American military architecture and artifacts....More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 15 July 2017

El Morro Castle de Santiago guarded the entrance to Santiago’s harbor to protect the town from pirates. The main part of the castle has been restored and the rooms include some interesting history, especially from the Spanish-American War. One of the exhibits describes how the...More

1  Thank patnjoe2015
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Visited while doing a tour. It`s an old spanish fortification. The place was clean and the different expositions were very informative. If you want to visit the lowest part prepare to walk a fe hundred stairs... but worth it. very nice place to take pictures.

Thank Mightymike1966
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20 January 2016|
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Response from mikenemily | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is worth going to Santiago de Cuba. We flew from Havana to Santiago de Cuba . There a lot of interesting things to do in Santiago and day trips outside the city. There is a flight from Santiago de Cuba back to... More
Taylor E
30 November 2015|
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Response from Tzvika60 | Reviewed this property |
Santiago de Cuba is not worth the trip. There is plenty to see around Trinidad
27 December 2014|
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Response from gandhy2014 | Reviewed this property |
I visited it long time ago. So, I cannot tell wether there is a refurbish or not. But I can assure that conditions are OK.