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Address: Mounte Guanapay, Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain

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Good view with cheap pirate museum thrown in.

Good views over the centre of the island from this old fort/castle. Inside is a museum on pirates, this was more interested than expected and was cheap enough to pay just to have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good views over the centre of the island from this old fort/castle. Inside is a museum on pirates, this was more interested than expected and was cheap enough to pay just to have a walk on the ramparts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

As part of the Piracy Museum we took many pictures from this castle that overlooks Teguise. The narrow road leading up to the castle needs to be well negociated !!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

nice view from the top, low fee- but its for kids- steep steps- not much parking- not for disabled people

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Now a museum of piracy, this castle is a true stronghold from the days when the main danger came from the seas. Its vantage point offers unlimited views over the surrounding land. It looks small from outside abut inside it is an incredible maze of rooms, cellars, courtyards, turrets. It appeals to everyone's inner child.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Hired a car for a day and stopped off here in the morning. Fantastic views from the castle and the pirate museum was surprisingly good too. Well worth driving up to for an hour or so!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stopped at this whilst passing. Seems little known as its a bit hidden away. Great view from the castle. Cost is 3 Euro each to go inside and view the small museum which was alright, with a little insight into the pirate past of Lanzarote.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Well worth a visit, superb views good value and very interesting history on the history of piracy on the island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

...with views! Never been here when the access is all the way to the top, however, it is a pleasant walk to the top provided it's not in the heat of the day. Stunning views from the top and at night the Castle is lit in such a way as to look like a space-ship hovering over Teguise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited here in September 2014 and had a brilliant time. We visited a couple of years ago and it has changed since then. They have done a bit more with the museum side of it (pirate museum) but to be honest, they didn't need to do anything. The castle sells itself with it's fantastic views of the Island and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We arrived too late to go inside (closed at 4pm) but there are great views of Teguise and the surrounding countryside from around the Castle. If you have a hire car and are going in that direction it is worth a slight detour. There is a pirate museum inside but I'm not able to comment on it as we didn't... More 

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