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Playa de La Caleta, Cadiz, Spain
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All reviews nice castle small fortress free entry art galleries free attraction photo opportunities lovely walk walk around fishing boats on display worth a visit old town barracks chapel sea ramparts ww2
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very historical fort on the beach with strategic design. Entrance is free so that is appreciated. In addition, there is an art museum with different exhibitions. There are some great views from various places at the fort. Washrooms are available as well. Wear walking shoes.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AirSchis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice castle next to the ocean, with free entrance. When we visited the castle there was a very nice paintings exhibition in the main hall, and a second one in the small church. Worth to walk along the walls and the small round towers, facing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank panz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is interesting to go round and entry is free.It has an exhibition in it about a catastrophe that happened in WW2 when an ammunitions dump blew up and destroyed a large part of the seafront area, killinga number of people. The castle itself is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank annesA334NI
Reviewed January 26, 2019

The British and Dutch plundered Cadiz in 1596 so the Spanish set about defnding the place and this fort was the outcome at Santa Cataline..It is an interesting old place and historically significant but there is not a lot here to see and it is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

Great walk up the gates. December 2018 - Gates closed except for very limited timings due to renovation work.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank angiecameron24
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Well preserved star shaped castle near the beach. Nothing interesting to see, no information what so ever about it's history. The rooms are all closed, the place is used not as an art exhibition.the entrance is free, but it is just not worth your time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 872andreeab
Reviewed November 26, 2018

As you are visiting the beach of Caleta, you see the castle of Santa Catalina. The entrance is free, there is no tours, you visit freely. Small old chapel with some informative boards to read. The views are spectacular but as for the castle not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lakecomo16
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Very interesting spot with a nice history story. Excellent views of the surrounding area from the upper embattlements. Interesting history museum of a catastophic event in Cadiz in 1947, where an ammo storage area blew up and destroyed part of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank R8der
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

We only had one afternoon in Cadiz so we decided to walk all the way up to this fort. Free entry. Walking inside gave us a real sense of the importance of Cadiz as a port, a trading centre, a defence town and Naval hub....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank findingmywaybyfoot
Reviewed October 20, 2018

I so enjoyed walking around this small fortress in Cadiz. The Chapel was lovely, and the barracks areas are not exhibit halls. One is dedicated to the 1947 explosion of bombs and ammunitions from WW2. Over 150 people died and 10,000 were injured! It was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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kis496
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Response from Sixonthego_50 | Reviewed this property |
We had to check with the hotel as it was closed at times it should have been open.
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