La Habana - Castillo de la Real Fuerza

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Founded in 1519, Havana is the nation’s capital. Its Historic Center and the fortification system, including the Morro-Cabaña fortress, were listed in 1982 as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of "Old Havana and its Fortifications".


The Castillo de la Real Fuerza (Castle of the Royal Force) is a star fort on the western side of the harbour in Havana, Cuba, set back from the entrance, and bordering the Plaza de Armas. Originally built to defend against attack by pirates, it suffered from a poor strategic position, being too far inside the bay. The fort is considered to be the oldest stone fort in the Americas, and was listed in 1982 as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of "Old Havana and its Fortifications".

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  • Uploaded on January 14, 2007
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    by Paolo Grassi
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2005/08/08 16:19:26
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/240)
    • Focal Length: 8.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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