Castillo de San Juan Bautista (Castillo Negro), Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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The Castillo de San Juan Bautista, also called Castillo Negro, in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain, was the second most important fort in the defense of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.It is set in the heart of the capital, behind the Auditorio de Tenerife. It was built in 1641 and is located near the Parque Marítimo César Manrique. It has a round tower facing the sea. Each year in July a re-enactment of the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of 25 July takes place, which commemorates the unsuccessful attempt by the British Admiral Horatio Nelson to invade the city and the archipelago.
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  • I don't know if you can visit, was closed and didn't see any sign that indicate schedules or how to arrange the visit. Anyway is an interesting fortification by its shape, color and location on the Avenida de la Constitución, an essential visit to Santa Cruz, to walk and visit the Auditorium, Castle black, the maritime Park pools Cesar Manrique and the Palmetum.
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  • This beautiful old Castillo is also called Castillo Negro. It was the second most important fort in the defense of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is located in between the Auditorio de Tenerife and the Pa...  more »
  • A very cool area for a stroll during your stay in Santa Cruz, the Auditorium and the Palmetun a few metres.
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  • Beautiful piece of history! It is that Santa Cruz leaves us wonders to see, photograph and to know its history!
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  • 空拍比實際漂亮的地方,沒能入內參觀,有點可惜。