El Morro

Astonishing fortress in Havana

  • Morro Castle (Spanish: Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro), named after the three biblical Magi, is a fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay in Havana, Cuba.
  • In this case, the Spanish "Morro" means a rock which is very visible from the sea and therefore serves as a navigational landmark.
  • Perched on the promontory on the opposite side of the harbor from Old Havana, it can be viewed from miles around as it dominates the port entrance.
  • Built initially in 1589 in response to raids on Havana harbor, El Morro protected the mouth of the harbor with a chain being strung out across the water to the fort at La Punta

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