We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (469)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“great walk”(10 reviews)
“low tide”(2 reviews)
“caleta beach”(2 reviews)
This place is temporarily closed due to renovation.
Avenida Duque de Najera s/n, 11002 Cadiz, Spain
+34 956 24 10 01
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Castillo de San Sebastian
from $40.63
More Info
from $1.13
More Info
Reviews (434)
Filter reviews
112 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great walk low tide caleta beach walk around sea wall free entry lighthouse castillo plague islet zeus city passage painters opportunities stone waves
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 112 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the fact the castle has been closed for a number of years the walkway has just had a major refurb and makes a great walk to the castle gates, the best part is wandering around the castle perimeter at low tide, we have done...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nickr66
Reviewed June 12, 2019

This is a great walk out to sea along the causeway but the fort at the end is closed as it is still in use however it is worth it for the walk over the beach especially when the tide is out as when you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank pensionerBoltonLancs
Reviewed May 20, 2019

Easy to walk to or use the circular bus , free to enter and well presented from the actual fort to the exhibitions that are in some of the rooms. Great views of the sea and city.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Neil B
Reviewed April 3, 2019

You can walk up along the sea wall all the way to the fort, which on its own is really nice. The fort can only be admired from the outside since they are repairing it.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Dutch-Mikey
Reviewed March 3, 2019

The St. Sebastian castle is now closed due to renovation works (there was no dates for the next opening). The walk to the castle needs to be planned in advance: with low tide you can walk on the sand next to the stone passage/bridge. Recommended...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank panz
Reviewed November 24, 2018

A lot of reviewers talk about this castle but mean Castillo Santa Catalina. This castle is actually closed and has been for some time. Still a great walk to the gate and the views are excellent!

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank R8der
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

A stunning piece of history approached by a longish flat causeway to a moorish style castle that dominates the front of the harbour. Great for photography against the ocean and sunlight and all free entry... beautiful Cadiz!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nenners56
Reviewed October 7, 2018

A good tale from the past always piques our interest and our guide told us about the 1457 plague-diseased Venetian ship that was forced to stay here while healing (as hey actually did, the story goes). They built a little hermitage here and named it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Very interesting castle, lovely views & home to some great exhibitions. It is also free entry, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank josephine1940
Reviewed September 18, 2018

The castle is closed for causeway renovation.... unknown completion date. It might be possible to get there by crossing the beach at low tide.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Chris K
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 29 nearby hotels
Parador de Cadiz
2,546 reviews
.16 miles away
Hotel De Francia Y Paris
171 reviews
.56 miles away
Hotel Las Cortes De Cadiz
532 reviews
.60 miles away
Hotel La Catedral
365 reviews
.63 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 716 nearby restaurants
253 reviews
.21 miles away
Mini-Bar La Tabernita
901 reviews
.22 miles away
Bar Nono
315 reviews
.08 miles away
Casa Manteca
2,213 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 206 nearby attractions
Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir
522 reviews
.46 miles away
Mercado Central
989 reviews
.45 miles away
Torre Tavira
2,347 reviews
.42 miles away
La Vina
200 reviews
.25 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 18, 2018|
Response from Tadashii66 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in April and yes it was closed. Even more annoying, they also closed the promenade so you could not walk out to get the view of the city. We ended up going to Castillo de Santa Katarina, very close, which was... More
Clare H
March 11, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from JOHNPOTTER1948 | Reviewed this property |
No. But there are lots of restaurants in the Old Town with cold beer and great tapas.