Photo Galleries of the Castillo del Morro and Santiago de Cuba Bay
The Castle San Pedro de la Roca or Castle del Morro as it is also known, is a military fortress in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, declared by UNESCO in 1998 as a World Heritage Site. This Renaissance military fortification was built in 1638 in order to protect the city of Santiago de Cuba against a naval attack. It is considered by those skilled in the art as an undisputed architectural gem of aesthetic and historical value. The fort is located at the entrance of the historic bay of Santiago de Cuba. Its strategic location made it the principal point of defense of the city in event of a maritime attack.