Castillo de Santa Catalina

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Thewanderingwinos
Brighton, UK601 contributions
Couples
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.

Written January 8, 2020
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Nilindy
Glasgow, UK1,126 contributions
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.
Written April 8, 2020
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Mark Jordan
Barcelona, Spain1,129 contributions
After an incredible walk along the seafront it was great to find this castle out on the promontory.

It's quite along walk out to the castle from the beach, so beware of the summer sun, but it is well worth the effort once you reach the end and see the castle, was well as the view back to the shore from there.

Lots of open space and not much shade, and the breeze can be deceptive, but in a clear day the colours of the castle, the sea and the town are something that shouldn't be missed
Written January 11, 2018
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia26,310 contributions
Couples
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 a fair way from the center of towntside The Walls.
Written January 27, 2019
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Ellesbells742
Overland Park, KS286 contributions
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 a major tragedy. The other buildings held art galleries. We also enjoyed walking along the top and seeing the ocean.
Written October 20, 2018
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A Y
Hong Kong, China310 contributions
Solo
Walking along the seafront is one of the highlights of my trip to Cadiz. The view is just so beautiful. From the Cathedral to Playa de la Caleta, then to Castillo de Santa Catalina, it's a leisurely walk, with a lot of sea birds flying around and stray cats lying on the rocks in the sun.
The star shaped defense fortress is on a promontory. It is now a cultural centre with space for exhibitions (free entry). At the time of visit, there were several exhibitions, including one on modern art by a local artist, another on the great explosion in Cadiz in 1947. There was also some location filming taking place. Inside the castle, the small old chapel still remains.
Don't miss this lovely walk.
Written April 14, 2018
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ge0t79
Swindon, UK1,110 contributions
Couples
This fort was built to the defend the port and the city in the sixteenth century. part of a defensive set formed by the other Fort of San Sebastian on the la caleta Beach. Together they form a beautiful place worth visiting, walking through the promenade of Cadiz you easily reach this monument that you can then visit for free entry. Inside you get beautiful views of both the beach and the whole in general, and I tell you that from the top of the Fort can see a beautiful sunset. For me its a beautiful place to enjoy in a sunny day and you can visit everything in half a day.
Written April 10, 2017
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mcmonScotland
Girvan, UK843 contributions
Out on the seafront, near the beach is the restored Castillo. Now home to a few different art galleries, the Castillo is a good place to get an incredible view from the ramparts, have a seat in the sunny courtyard, and visit the chapel and art galleries. Public toilets are available. Well worth the short hike out to visit!
Written December 26, 2016
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PhilipM817
Sydney, Australia157 contributions
Couples
Entry to this Castle is free.Though there is not a lot of it, it is worth having a gentle stroll through its grounds. The architecture of the small church in the castle grounds brings to mind classic westerns like the Magnificent Seven. There are massive walls all around and it is easy to see why it was located at this harbour entrance. There is little information for tourists.
Written May 31, 2016
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Linda A
Scunthorpe, UK3,252 contributions
Couples
This castle is free to enter, has good views if the coast from the upper walls and interesting exhibitions in the internal buildings of the castle. We saw an exhibition about a local opera singer complete with stage clothing, makeup and jewellery. In another building we saw an display from an academic oceanography organisation - very interesting.
By the way, there are free and clean public toilets here too - very convenient !
Written January 29, 2016
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