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Name: Morro Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Morro Castle Lighthouse

Also known as: El Morro Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Havana, , Cuba

Location: El Morro Castle, Havana Harbor, north entrance to Canal del Puerto, Straits of Florida.

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Photo: Courtesy of Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
Parque Histórico Militar El Morro-La Cabaña

Contact Address Information:
Habana del Este
La Habana, Cuba

The fortress Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro (El Morro Castle) was designed and built between 1589 and 1630 by military engineer Juan Bautista Antonelli.  The lighthouse was added in 1845. An earlier lighthouse was damaged by a British assault in 1762. The fort was also used as a prison for a time.

Tower Height: 82

Height of Focal Plane: 144

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: Conical stone tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1845

Date Present Tower Built: 1845

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

The fortress is open every day, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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