Saturday, August 24, 2019

Faro Castillo del Morro, Havana Cuba

A vintage ride and a fortress. 

Riding a vintage car to see a lighthouse was a fancy experience. This is Cuba, and this was my grand experience!

Faro Castillo del Morro was built in 1845 on the wall of the "Castillo de Los Reyes Magos del Morro," an old fortress guarding the harbor of Havana.  She is tall and has a height of 82 ft—a beautiful piece of landmark and history.

This lighthouse is one of Havana's symbols and one of the most visited places by tourists and locals.  Given its popularity, it has appeared in several movies. Its history, location, and structure draw people to use it as a subject for photography and painting.  I've seen photos, and they are captivating.

I was excited to climb the top and to see the view of Havana from up there. However, it was unfortunate that we came at a time that it was closed for viewing.  Nevertheless, I was happy enough to see it and touch it. 

Rey, my photojournalist tour guide, has made my exclusive lighthouse and Havana tour more insightful. Learning something from someone who is educated and an experienced journalist was a great advantage.  Thanks to "I Love Cuba Photo Tours" for this awesome experience. 

The prison, the canyon, and the church are interesting features of the fortress.  The prison was said to have holes in the back walls through which prisoners were fed to the sharks.  It was indeed an interesting story.

The lighthouse wasn't open for us to climb, but I was glad to see that the church was open.  A minute of prayer was all I needed. It was a prayer of gratitude. 

Cuba was one of my top countries to visit.  I've finally made it! Visiting Faro Castillo del Morro lighthouse has complimented this exciting trip. 

Fun memories. Nice photos. Incredible experience.

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