Home      |      FAQ      |      Bio      |      Contact      |      Blog      |      Search

Services:   Commercial Photography   |   Travel Photography

 

  Stock Photos Home  »  Cuba Photos » Landmarks & Tourist Attractions » Picture: El Morro on a sunny day

  [Photo 10 of 30] 
  First Stock Photograph Previous Stock Photo      Show/Hide EXIF Info Index Page (Thumbnails) Start/Pause the slide show      Next Stock Photo Last Stock Picture
 

Help
A spiral staircase inside Coppelia ice cream parlour

A student sits near columns at the Universidad de La Habana

La Bodeguita del Medio

Ceremonial firing of the cannon at La Cabaña in Havana

A dark tunnel leading to El Morro

El Morro on a sunny day

Keywords: Stock Photo Picture Cuba Cuban Spanish Speaking Countries Latin America Habana Havana Ciudad de la Habana Horizontal El Morro Lighthouse Faro Clouds Destination Guidance Guide Serenity Solitude Nobody Travel Photos Stone Walls Fortress Bahía de la Habana Havana Bay Peaceful Sunny Sea Tourist Attractions

Caption:
El Morro on a sunny day
Keywords:

Cuba Cuban Spanish Speaking Countries Latin America Habana Havana Ciudad de la Habana Horizontal El Morro Lighthouse Faro Clouds Destination Guidance Guide Serenity Solitude Nobody Travel Photos Stone Walls Fortress Bahía de la Habana Havana Bay Peaceful Sunny Sea Tourist Attractions Images Pictures Pics Photographs Fotos Stock Photos

Notes:

Havana, Cuba - Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro (or El Morro) is a picturesque fortress guarding the entrance to Havana Bay (La Bahía de La Habana). Perched on the promontory on the opposite side of the harbour from Old Havana, it can be viewed from miles around as it dominates the port entrance. When it was built in 1589 in response to raids on Havana Bay, el Morro protected the mouth of the harbour with a chain being strung out across the to the fort at La Punta. Juan Bautista Antonelli, an Italian engineer, was commissioned to design the structure. It first saw action in 1762 when the English led by Lord Albemarle landed in Cojimar and attacked the fort from its rear. In the siege, a watchtower that once occupied the fortress was blown up (the lighthouse was not added until 1845). It fell because the English were able to command the nearby high ground so when the island was handed back to the Spanish, the fort at La Cabaña was built to prevent this from happening again.

City/Location:
Havana
State/Province/
Subregion:
Ciudad de la Habana
Country:
Cuba
Camera:
Aperture:
8.0
Shutter Speed:
1/400s
ISO Setting:
800
Focal Length:
400.0mm
Image Id:
Cuba_0026-El_Morro_Lighthouse
Variations
Available:
Looking for a similar but slightly different image (e.g., vertical vs. horizontal, color vs. B&W, person facing a different direction, darker, lighter, etc...)? It is likely that we have several photos similar to this one that may suit your needs. Send an email to sales@tommyimages.com to see if we have what you are looking for!
Classic cars sit out front of El Capitolio

Schoolgirls playing in Baracoa Bay and El Yunque

Hotel Nacional courtyard

Cannons sit near the moat of Castillo de la Real Fuerza

Castillo de la Real Fuerza and its moat