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Castillo de las Coloradas, Playa Blanca
(3/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
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  • A remainder of the defenses of the past against the Barbary pirates. It is not open to visitors inside. This in a place with view to the sea. Nice pictures to take. Good visit in an area in which there is much historical to do.
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  • Nice building with some of Lanzarote's history attached to it. Nice to stop and look around while also taking in the amazing views of Playa Blanca coast line 
  • Nice to walk around. Interesting facts displayed. If you go on the rocks behind you need sensible shoes. Difficult to walk over.well worth a visit 
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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.