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The Castillo del Morro, or in Spanish, Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro'

was named after the three biblical Magi (the Three Wise Men or Kings). It was originally built in 1589 to protect the harbour from invaders.


"Morro Castle or Fort visited on my second day in Santiago View, painted looking from the old town across the harbour mouth to the Castillo del Morro. This Castle which was built in 1640 to protect Santiago from attack by the sea, stood on a high headland at the mouth of the Santiago Bay. Surrounding the main structure was a deep moat crossed by a drawbridge. Inside was a small museum with much relating to the CIA inspired invasion.

The fine views from the ramparts over the bay and looking out to sea were as much a part of this visit for me as the fort itself. It was the first time I had seen the sea since arriving in Cuba." - MH

Castillo del Morro, Havana, 1997

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints: Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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