Bastion and Watchtower of La Punta Castle in Havana, Cuba - Encircle Photos

33 Bastion and Watchtower of La Punta Castle in Havana, Cuba

It was determined in 1587 that both flanks of the Havana Harbour needed to be fortified. This decision lead to constructing El Morro on the north bank and this fort – Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta – on the southern side. La Punta suffered from constant building delays and a hurricane in 1595. By 1602, plans for an elaborate stronghold were scrapped. The citadel was finished as a stone keep in 1630. La Punta was restored during the 1990s. In 2002, the San Salvador de la Punta Museum opened inside with the mission to chronicle the fort’s history.

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Malecón and Paseo de Martí Streets, La Habana, Cuba

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