Castillo de la Real Fuerza

Work Information
Date: 1558-1577
Vendor: Veritas Imaging

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Ver-03405
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Description: Fortress location. View, poor strategic position well down the canal leading to Bay of Havana. At rear, Castillo del Morro, opposite shore at entrance to canal from sea
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Ver-03407
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Description: South Façade. Square floor plan, with triangular corner bastions, encircled by wide moat. Oldest extant colonial fortress in the Americas. View from South.
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Ver-03406
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Description: South Façade. Square floor plan, with triangular corner bastions. View from west end. Entrance with (formerly) wooden drawbridge, between bastions.
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Ver-03408
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Description: South Façade. Square floor plan, with triangular corner bastions. View from east end. Entrance with (formerly) wooden drawbridge, between bastions.
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Ver-03409
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Description: South Façade. Detail, entrance.
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Ver-03410
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Description: Bastion, South-west. Machiolated, and with slightly battered walls.
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Ver-03411
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Description: South Façade. Detail of limestone block with embedded coral fossils.
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Ver-03412
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Description: West Façade. Raking view towards the north-west bastion, surmounted by a bell tower.
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Ver-03413
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Description: Bell Tower. Circular, erected on north-west bastion in 1632. Crowned by bronze weather vane, 'La Giraldilla', by Jeronimo Pinzon Solis in1634, (now in situ, a replica).
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Ver-03414
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Description: Bell Tower. Circular, erected on north-west bastion in 1632. Detail, the bronze bell, from convent of Santa Clara.
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Ver-03415
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Description: Upper Level. Barrack house/living quarters. Central area overlooking lower level central patio, access stairs.
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Ver-03416
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Description: Upper Level. Close view three sets of stairs to lower level.
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Ver-03417
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Description: Upper Level. Stairs and view down to patio.
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Ver-03418
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Description: Upper Level. Detail, top of circular staircase.
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Ver-03419
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Description: Barrack House. Located upper level, stretching between bastions
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Ver-03420
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Description: Forecourt. Onto Plaza de Armas. Artillery display.
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