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A courtyard in Old Havana

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

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A dark tunnel leading to El Morro
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Havana, Cuba - A photo of the dark tunnel that makes up the entrance to El Morro. 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.

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Havana
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Ciudad de la Habana
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Cuba
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