Castillo de las Coloradas, Playa Blanca

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#2 of 15 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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  • Interesting old fort, described in Spanish and English on an adjacent noticeboard (but you can't go inside). Also good for views towards the Papagayo beaches and Playa Blanca  more »
  • We were staying at the Rubicon Palace so quite a walk, but an easy one. Take your time, stop for coffee, take in the sea views and enjoy. Good views at the Castillo over Playa Blanca  more »
  • Watchtower and defense, not large but well preserved. Great location on the ocean, you only see the outside. Good place for photographs
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  • Nice to see this small 15th century forts/castle in near original condition. Lovely views and a nice historical location. So if you are nearby then you have sure to go there. We were visiting the underwater museum in Playa Blanca and a guide told us about it!
  • Not open so you can see it only from outside. Still great and easy walk from Playa Blanca. Lacated in front of Volcano Hotel. Facilities just in front if you take a long trip might be useful. Awesome views from the cliff.
  • well worth the walk along the beautiful promenade It dates from 1741 and was built with stone, lime and wood of tea, to defend the area from attacks and pirate invasions and to control the naval traffic in the Strait of La Bocaina. Later, in 1969, it was rebuilt and enlarged, after it was burned by Algerian troops. the name means castle of the eagle
  • Nice place to go if you are going to also to something else nearby. The walk around this landmark is stunningly beautiful, so I would highly recommend visiting this in combination with checking out that beautiful southern promenade, as well as perhaps heading into the nearby towns to check out some shops. Great vies, though, and a great way to get a quick tid-bit of history about the of the island.
  • Great place to relax and enjoy life
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