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Castillo de Santa Catalina

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Castillo de Santa Catalina

499 Reviews
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StephenCross wrote a review Oct 2020
Dublin, Ireland14,640 contributions1,187 helpful votes
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This is a well preserved castle with a church and many other buildings inside. A brilliant place to see the sun setting. Recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Nilindy wrote a review Apr 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom1,091 contributions225 helpful votes
This attraction was close to our Parador accommodation and was an obvious site to visit as we set off to explore old Cadiz. Free entry enhanced the experience as did the fascinating exhibition about the cataclysmic 1947 munitions explosion. Recent history about which we were entirely unaware although we did understand why and when this defence had been built following, as celebrated in our school history, the singeing of the king of Spain’s beard by Francis Drake. Nice views over the coast and within the Castillo. Pretty chapel and wonderful sculptures. Well worth spending time here.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Thewanderingwinos wrote a review Jan 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom530 contributions304 helpful votes
We came here to primarily see a exhibition about local birds, one part of the exhibition was a photography exhibition and the other section was a painting exhibition. We were pleasantly surprised that the fortress and the exhibitions were free, also nice to see a lot of signage here is also in English. Really nice being able to amble around the different levels and wonderful ambience for the exhibitions. From the top levels are fantastic panoramic views of Cadiz bay and on the ground level there is a tiny chapel from 1693 you can go inside. When we visited we pretty much had the space to ourselves, great escape from all the hustle and bustle outside, we will definitely lookout for more exhibitions here.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mike L wrote a review Oct 2019
Huddersfield1,052 contributions329 helpful votes
This was a surprisingly interesting interlude on our meanderings from Caleta beach and introduced a few more things that we didn't know about Cadiz; like the grand explosion of ordnance in 1947 and the Tsunami of 1750? There has been some good use of space to create interesting exhibitions of both art and history and it does provide both sun worshipping and sun hiding rest areas with splendid views of the beach....and its free!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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YvonneCR2014 wrote a review Oct 2019
Murcia, Spain275 contributions86 helpful votes
Disppointed not more of the history shown. Lovely views of Caletta beach and out to the fort of San Sebastián.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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