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Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Plaza de Armas, Havana, seen from the moat at dawn

RIBA Ref No RIBA146254
Architect/Designerde Calona, Francisco (1528-1607)
Sanchez, Bartolome
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryCuba
CityHavana
Subject Date1577
Image Date1990
ViewExterior
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceMC B 111090
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectMilitary architecture ; Reflections ; Castles ; Moats
NOTES: Built between 1558-1577, it was the first bastioned fortress to be built in the Americas. The engineer was Bartolome Sanchez, under the direction of the architect Francisco de Calona. See RIBA146275 for a colour version of this image.
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