Torreon de Cojimar

Torreon de Cojimar – Cuba

Cojímar Tower, locally known as Torreón de Cojímar, is situated at the seafront in the village of Cojímar on Cuba. It lies east of the old town of Havana at the mouth of the Cojímar river. The history of Cojímar Tower is closely linked with that of Chorrera Tower. The idea of fortifying the mouths of the Cojímar and La Chorrera rivers, east and west of the old town of Havana, dates from the early 17th century when Governor Don Pedro Valdés announced this project to the Spanish Crown to protect the town of Havana against possible English attacks. But…