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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  • 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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  • Castillo de San Juan Bautista (Castillo Negro) is well preserved and is located next to the modern Tenerife Auditorium. Worth a visit if you are into the Tenerife Auditorium. Recommend to visit both at the same time.
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  • Great place for a walk! Recommend to visit. Nice and sunny. It was low tide, there was no water around the Castle.
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