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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

If you come here, it is a stop you just do. Take some pictures around the castle basically. Best if not busy. Hemingway kept his sailboat here.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

One of the old fortresses defending havana from pirates and corsairs, still standing. It was an important stronghold in th city's defense against the British attack in the 18th century (the English finally took Havana). Worth a visit if you are in Cojimar

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Spanish in the 17th Century to help protect the entrance to the Port of Havana. In 1762 Charles III of Spain declared war on England, so the British Navy after three days of constant bombardment forced the fort to surrender. The British proceeded to land 2000 men and take the high ground overlooking Havana and captured Morro Castle, after which Havana surrendered. The British occupation of Havana lasted less than a year, when it was traded for Florida and the Spanish Island of Menorca. We had planned to visit this Fishing Village to check out all the Earnest Hemingway memorabilia, so Fort of el-Torreon di Cojimar was a nice bonus as it stands directly opposite a Greek style pavilion built as a shrine to Writer Earnest Hemingway. Unfortunately after climbing the steep flight of steps we found that Fort of el-Torreon di Cojimar was presently occupied by the Cuban Coast Guard, and closed for the day, so we were unable to go inside. But took some really cool photos of the bay.
TIP, go early and catch the sunrise on its stone walls

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