Cuba – Fort Cabaña ,

1900 2011

1900 2011


Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana is the biggest fort in the Americans. It was built in the 1763 and is located on top of a 200-foot hill at the entrance to the harbor in Havana, Cuba. The fort was constructed by the Spanish, following the departure of the British who had captured Havana and later exchanged it for Florida.

Throughout its history, the fort served as a military base and prison for both Spain and Cuba. More recently, it was used as a military prison during Batista regime as well as by Che Guevara.

Today, the fort is open to the public. Every night soldiers, some dressed in colonial uniforms, perform a reenactment that culminates with a cannon shot at 9:00 pm, a custom kept from colonial times, signaling the closure of the city wall doors.

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All prints, 11x14 and smaller, come with a decorative white mat. Unless otherwise specified, the historic photo and modern photo are printed on the same sheet of photographic paper. If you would like your photo framed or printed in a size not listed, please feel free to contact me.
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Photo Credits

Historic photograph Library of Congress

Modern photograph by Bryan Weinstein


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