Thursday, August 30, 2012

Honeymoon Highlights: El Morro Castle

Guarding the entrance to Havana Bay in Cuba, this amazing fortress structure was built by the Spanish in 1589 to defend the port city. It has also been used on and off as a prison and is now open to tourists.

A staircase linking two levels of the fortress

Spikes!

Looking in to Havana Bay

More stairs

Looking out across the ship graveyard and the entrance to the bay

A water jug

Entrance to an old prison chamber

The door to this cell is less than 1m tall

A well and cannons

The walls to the fortress are up to 6m thick in parts

An ornate cannon

It was a very cool place to explore, lots of stairs though! It is awesome to stand in a place that has such history about it.

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