Castillo el Morro, Havana
Owing to its vocation as a port city with a unique geographical location at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, Havana soon took on a dominant role as a trade and communication link between the Old and the New Worlds. The city became a sought-after prize, targeted by corsairs and pirates who attacked it on countless occasions. To guard against such attacks, the town erected a unique and impressive system of fortresses, four of which were located at the bay's entrance channel.
'CASTILLO DE LOS TRES REYES DEL MORRO' (or simply El Morro) which built between 1588 and 1630. No other place in Havana offers such an all-embracing view of the capital's skyline.
The fortress stands over the narrowest point of the harbour entrance. No other please in Havana offers such an all-embracing view of the capital's skyline.