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Castillo de Santa Barbara, Teguise

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  • A photo stop. Nice to combine with the market in Teguise, the most beautiful and oldest town in Lanzarote. In the Castle you can admire a scale model of the old oa Teguise. There is also a souvenir shop in brought under
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  • The castle is very well preserved, with excellent views, and is very interesting and informative the the piracy Museum which houses. Gets the creeps know of as it was all life in these times for the inhabitants of the island.
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  • On the edge of a crater not far of Teguise this Castillo was built, which today serves as a museum. Because of the great views worth a visit of the Castillo de Santa Barbara.
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  • The construction of this fort started in the 15th century to help withstand pirate attacks. Although there are not many historical artifacts inside the fort, the construction, the beautiful 360 degree views make it a worthwhile visit. It's an inexpensive and pleasurable place to visit. An ideal way to spend a few hours, learning about the history of the island.
  • Really interesting, lot more than I expected. Details a lot of the history of the castle and the island. Road to access is a bit precarious though and there isn't a lot of parking.
  • Easy to see up on the hill, but the entrance isn't signed and you have to be alert to spot it when leaving Teguise. The drive up the hill is an adventure, and at the top on my scooter I was struggling not to get blown off. Parking is for about 20 cars. Not recommended for the faint of heart. The stairs start near a long drop and the narrow draw bridge has no proper railings. Entry to the castle and pirate exhibition is €3. The exhibition is quite extensive and takes you round a lot of rooms in the castle. It was very interesting to get a Spanish perspective on piracy and how many Brits appear on the baddy list including Nelson. He incidentally lost his arm while attacking Tenerife. Lanzarote had a big pirate problem hence this castle was built to be a lookout post and last refuge. Great views from the top too. Worth the effort to see it.
  • Ure not let to go to the top unless u pay! The hike around the crater though gives the same views and even better so do that instead!
  • Beautiful views & excellent insight into local history