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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  • We went and it was closed, we could not see inside, outside we thought it was beautiful and was well preserved... A pity that you were closed to the public...
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  • The old building. Almost imperceptible. Very dark and gloomy. But this is a history of the island, one should treat it with respect!
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  • especially great to the ocean to see his work do around this castle. the water was pretty wild when we were there (you can swim, but on that day were the swimmers very quietly and carefully) to see how delicious the waves splashing around the Castle and the broken bridges
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