FUERTE EL MORRILLO
Declared a National Monument in 1978, it is a preserved military construction at the mouth of the Canimar River, in the city of Matanzas.
It is located in one of the fortresses that protected the city from the constant attacks of pirates, and it adopted its present day look around 1830.
Pieces of aborigine archaeology are on exhibit, since the fortress was constructed in the middle of the largest settlement of Cuba’s first inhabitants.
Two of the patriots that fought for independence: Antonio Guiteras and the Venezuelan Carlos Aponte, chose this place to organise an expedition to Mexico. After being ratted on, they were surprised and murdered on this site on May 8th of 1935.
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