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“Museum of Piracy.” 4 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara Castle
Mount Guanapay, Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Teguise
Type: Castles
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Carlsbad, California
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“Museum of Piracy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The castle is located on the edge of the crater of volcano Guanapay.
Originally a large tower was built in XV century then was enlarged during
XVI century as the refuge for local population from the attacking pirates.
In the XVII century the castle lost it's defensive importance due to construction of new fortifications in the Port of Arrecife.
Currently it serves as a Museum of Piracy.
PS. The view is quite nice.

Visited December 2013
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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“Interesting find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Accidentally stumbled upon this place as we were driving around the island. Well worth a visit for the views and was fairly informative about it's history but I would agree with other reviewers that the cost is rather high.

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“Good views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Good views, a bit windy. Pirate museum was fun. Worth a look. Not bad price at 3 euros. Quite a small castle

Visited July 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Great views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stopped there on way to Sunday market and was good to spend half hour there. Was interesting and great views from the top.

Visited July 2013
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“Lovely views but museum very poor and a bit of a con”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Wonderful views but pirate museum poor you had books and dvd's in glass cases of 'pirates of the Caribbean' my son liked it but he's only 3! Well worth a visit for the views but be aware sometimes it closed when windy

Visited May 2013
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