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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  • 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 »
  • Went here while visiting the auditorium of Tenerife. There wasn't much to seen because its close, but you still can enjoying the view from this place.  more »
  • We wanted to look inside when we visited in Jan 2016, but there seemed to be no public access. The building looks well preserved, which is nice to see. We went to the little harbour next to it and fed...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, a proper little fortress. Is maintained well.
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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。

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