Berny

Berny

Posted on 06/07/2017


Photo taken on April 11, 2017



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Castello del Principe


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Castillo del Principe / 5 - finally at the fort

Castillo del Principe / 5 - finally at the fort
The military fort 'Castillo del Principe' has the shape of an irregular pentagon and has two bastions, two semi-bastions and a rediente, further comprises deep trenches, mine galleries, warehouses, offices, a cistern and a housing area large enough to accommodate a garrison of a thousand soldiers, its defensive artillery had 60 cannons of various calibers. It also has special system of underground tunnels built with red bricks that allow communication with all the outposts and most remote positions of the castle. And it's not open for the public, as we were told.

The fort was built during the surge of military construction in Cuba, after the end of the Capture of Havana by the British, the Spanish government realized that the city was unprotected and transformed the Key of the New World in the most fortified city in the Americas. The castle is named after Charles of Bourbon, Prince of Asturias, son and future successor of King Charles III of Spain. The construction was led by Colonel of engineers Don Silvestre Abarca who made it the Fortress of San Carlos de La Cabaña in the bay.

Work begin in 1767 and conclude in 1779. The fortification had various uses, including highlights of jail, whom it served from colonial times until the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the castle becomes the most important of Havana, after the arrival of the evolutionary the fort passes host a unit of military ceremonies. Housed detainees and prisoners, including the teacher of José Martí, Rafael María de Mendive, also kept prison Julio Antonio Mella, Eduardo Chibás, Raúl Roa García, Juan Marinello and many other prominent revolutionaries.

Now it seems to be lost and empty. To our surprise the door was open and nobody there.

ColRam, Ulrich John, Gudrun, autofantasia and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein
Was für eine spannende Ecke ...
5 months ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
Was einen da wohl innen erwarten würde? Toll..ich entdecke allein anhand Deiner Beschreibung wirklich viele Ähnlichkeiten in der Bauart. Danke für´s Zeigen Berny ;)
5 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Fascinating building Berny ... thanks for showing it to us and for the information on it too! :)
5 months ago.