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.
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  • Good location looking out to sea and was obviously strategically important in days gone by. It has a well preserved/restored exterior but was closed at the time of our visit so am unable to comment on...  more »
  • This castle is very well preserved. It is built in 1641, and is great to the sea edge in Santa Cruz. It was here that Admiral Nelson lost his arm in battle in 1797. One great Memorial, which is worth watching. It is easy to find as it is located next to the original Concert Hall. rarely open here, but if it is then go over the bridge and in to take a look. Great to photograph here!
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  • Fort he same-Castillo de San Juan, is a significant architectural and historical landmark of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and practically the only part of the history of konkistadorskoj fortification, since, despite the considerable age tenerifskoj (founded in Santa Cruz-Holy Cross Conquistador Alonso Fernández de Lugo-1492), similar attractions in the city almost did not survive. The Fort was built in 1494 a year and for a long time played a significant role in the defense of the city from the sea, including a memorial to townspeople attack fleet of Admiral Nelson, occurred in the late 18th century, more precisely-in year 1797. Memorable-because in memory of victory over Nelson citizens annually in July, arrange a costume show and, as you'd expect, every year again beat Nelson and his right hand.
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  • Fort next to the Auditorio de Tenerife, the clash of modernity with history. A good place to catch fish, you can sunbathe as someone likes to be in the oven)
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  • A very nice place that contrasts with the modernity of the Auditorio de Tenerife. Usually the waters that surround it has garbage floating and oil stains. The maintenance of the area by the city is poor.
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  • Very cute fortress. Feel the climate of pirates)
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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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