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

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.
For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Santa Cruz de Tenerife holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Castillo de San Juan Bautista (Castillo Negro) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Source
Create an itinerary including Castillo de San Juan Bautista (Castillo Negro)
map
Castillo de San Juan Bautista (Castillo Negro) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
41 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • July 7, 2017
    nothing special. Object is closed. Just because we were there, because it is located in the very middle surrounded by Auditorium.
    View original
  • June 9, 2017
    Located next to the Tenerife Auditorium. Sea-facing cylinder stone fortress-like buildings. Seen from the outside is not allowed in are okay.
    View original
  • May 29, 2017
    Located directly on the seafront is this small Fort, between the Auditorium and the swimming pool. It is very well preserved and well adapts to the environment as Fotomoiv. One must unfortunately not in the Interior of the Castle.
    View original
Google
  • 👍
  • Beautiful place, a proper little fortress. Is maintained well.
    View original
  • Beautiful piece of history! It is that Santa Cruz leaves us wonders to see, photograph and to know its history!
    View original
  • 空拍比實際漂亮的地方,沒能入內參觀,有點可惜。

Plan your trip to Santa Cruz de Tenerife

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Best things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Where to stay in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Santa Cruz de Tenerife by other users

8 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Santa Cruz de Tenerife BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tenerife SEE PLAN November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Santa Cruz de Tenerife BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Santa Cruz de Tenerife BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Budapest, Madrid & Tenerife BY A USER FROM DENMARK December, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Santa Cruz de Tenerife BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Santa Cruz de Tenerife BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tenerife BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Tenerife BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Tenerife & La Gomera BY A USER FROM POLAND October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in South Pacific, United States, Europe & Middle East BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans