Castle of San Salvador de La Punta

Historical and Cultural Sites Museum

Visit the imposing Castle of San Salvador de La Punta on your way through Havana, Cuba

Castle of San Salvador de La Punta

The Castle of San Salvador de La Punta stands on the Port of Havana, forming part of the defensive system formed by the four fortresses that defend the Bay of Havana. It was designed by Italian military engineer Giovanni Bautista Antonelli and was built between 1589 and 1600.
During the colonial era every night a 250-meter chain extended from here to the Castle of the Three Kings of Morro, to close the mouth of the port to the ships.
Castle of San Salvador de La Punta

Currently, the Castle of San Salvador de La Punta houses the Castle Museum, which exhibits various objects of sunken Spanish fleets, as well as a collection of model ships and information on how the slave trade worked.
Ticket price: 6 CUC
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Castle of San Salvador de La Punta, Havana Center, La Habana

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