San Pedro de la Roca Castle guards the entrance to Santiago Bay on the eastern shore of our mystery country. It’s about 5 miles from the city of Santiago, the country’s 2nd largest. The castle is also known as Morro Castle, sharing that nickname with another castle in the country’s capital city (morro is an old Spanish term for a castle by the sea).
Built to defend against pirates, which plagued the surrounding sea, San Pedro de la Roca Castle was designated a World Heritage Site as an exceptional example of Spanish colonial military architecture. It took the better part of the 17th century to build, during which time it was seized by pirates and held for several weeks. Visit the castle to soak up some history and enjoy spectacular views of the coastline and the Sierra Maestra Mountains.
Can you name that country?
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This mystery country is Cuba.
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