Castillo de las Coloradas, Playa Blanca

3.2
#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Lanzarote
Castillo de las Coloradas, a watchtower dating back to the mid-18th century, offers a lesson in military architecture and a reminder that Europeans settled in the Canary islands much later than other parts of Spain. Built to defend against attacks by the Corsicans, the watchtower’s bell warned against attacks by pirates, as well. Plan to spend some time appreciating the views on the walk toward and around this tower. A visit to Castillo de las Coloradas represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Playa Blanca trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Castle is located on the cliff above Marina Rubicon which is up the road from Playa Blanca. The castle is very rarely open but there is a reasonable story board to read. Great location for photos  more »
  • The Castel is closed. So you can look at it only from the outside. The Bay, the block on Marina Rubicon is beautiful.
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  • Worth taking the trouble to visit especially if your just at the Rubicon Marina market. Just a short walk either by ramp or steps alongside the southern side of the Volcan hotel gets you there. Admite...  more »
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  • It's fine for a goal to walk to, but not really very much when you get there. The information board is interesting. Useful loos, but shut on Sunday!
  • Nothing to sea. Though in a beautiful place. And the village is nice.
  • A lovely bit of history on a pleasant costal path. This fort is along a nice coastal walk and although you can’t go inside you can peer through the door for a look. It’s very close to The marina and has great views of Fuerteventura in the distance as well as the resorts of Lanzarote if you look back.
  • Lovely little castle right next to the sea. Interesting stop on a walk to the harbour or to /from your hotel.
  • Not much to do. Just one really small building/structure you can walk around. But I guess it's a good place to view the sea and take photos. Go if you're close by, but nothing worth traveling for.
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