La Punta Fortress, Havana

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    Castillo San Salvador de la Punta
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    Museo de La Punta, Havana,Cuba
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    Museo de La Punta

    by Havaname Updated Jun 27, 2004

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    Museo que contiene los tesoros que se han encontrado en las mas recientes escavaciones y los barcos hundidos hace cientos de anos en la Bahia de La Habana en busca de objetos de los siglos XV,XVI,XVII,XVIII, entre las cuales de incluyen monedas,joyas etc.

    Museo de La Punta, Havana,Cuba

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    Castle of San Salvador de la Punta

    by gwened Written Sep 5, 2014

    The other castle guarding the bay of Havana since colonial times. Work on it begain in 1590 ,and due to problems and wars in 1602 still not finished it was decided to make the fortress into a keep holding some 10 to 12 artillery pieces. Finally, as the years went by it was taken apart, leaving just 3 bastions. In 1630, due to the short distance between La Punta and El Morro and to increase the protection of the bay, a heavy copper chain was laid between them. The chain is raised every dya by 9PM to close the bay.A canon is fired to let all know the harbor is been closed.

    To strengthned the castle after the British had attacked and conquered Havana in 1763-64, some changes, such as the 4 esplanades built to accommodate a corresponding number of artillery pieces, were added at La Punta. castle is admission is 3 USD or 6CUC , museum open from 10h-18h Wednesdays to Sundays

    Castillo San Salvador de la Punta
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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture

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