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Castillo de las Coloradas, Playa Blanca

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Historic Site
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. For Castillo de las Coloradas and beyond, use our Lanzarote vacation planner to get the most from your Lanzarote vacation.
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  • I was hoping for more but it's not worth it. Maybe if it was open it might've proven more interesting but I doubt it.  more »
  • A lovely old fort which has been there since the 18th century. well preserved, and worth a visit to. The views are spectacular over to the other islands. You can sit and watch the ferries going back a...  more »
  • Interesting Fort still in place on the walk between Papagayo and the Rubicon Marina. Still has the old "alarm" bell to warn of invaders fixed to the roof !  more »
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  • The view surrounding the castle is much more breathtaking than the building, but is nice to still see a castle from the 15th C.
  • Nice to see this small 15th century fort/castle in near original condition. Unfortunately you are not allowed to enter the castle, so I would have scored higher if we were allowed inside.
  • The only reason we can to here was the views and the geocache. It would have been nice to have an information panel for visitors to read the history of the Castillo.
  • Very good, there is a notice board that gives you a history of the Castillo just in front on the promenade/walkway
  • Great views along the coast. Visited in February 2016.