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Castillo de San Gabriel

Calle Punta de la Lagarta, 35500 Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928 80 28 84
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History Museum of Arrecife

The History Museum of Arrecife is housed in San Gabriel Castle. It was built between 1593 and 1598... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
motorcar1
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Dublin Ireland
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Worth a quick stop off for 3 euros

I took a local bus to the capital and came across the castle. The walk up on the bridge over the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ecomsue
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Average34%
  • Poor6%
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“worth a visit” (16 reviews)
“nice walk” (10 reviews)
“small fort” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Calle Punta de la Lagarta, 35500 Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain
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+34 928 80 28 84
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The History Museum of Arrecife is housed in San Gabriel Castle. It was built between 1593 and 1598 and alterations were added between 1666 and 1667. It was originally a fortification to protect Arrecife from attack and was improved again between 1771 and 1779 with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a local bus to the capital and came across the castle. The walk up on the bridge over the sea is wonderful. You can pay 3 euros or so to gain entry , all the information is in spanish but they have leaflets....More

Thank ecomsue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a visit to the castle we sat on the sea wall watching the world go by with tiny waves lapping at our ankles. Accompanying this glorious moment was the smoothing tones of a Spanish guitar playing hotel California. We could check out anytime we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great historic place to see and very interesting, however, we were amazed that there was nothing in English so we could not read up on the history of the place! We thought this very bad considering the amount of British that visit the island....More

1  Thank Susan C
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We walked past the castle ,but unfortunately didnt go in. wonderful setting on the waterfront,and looks quite imposing,impressive looking from a walk past.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Came to see worth it due to what you saw steps within it but it could improve with an audio tour the enterance was 3 Euro each

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

As others have mentioned the historical museum housed within the castle is let down by the lack of English graphics but that is a small quibble when faced with an excellent collection of historical artefacts and reconstructions in such an amazing setting. For visitors with...More

2  Thank lizrowley
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Walked along the seafront and then out to the castle for a look around. It is part of the old historic fortifications of the town and the building is reasonably well maintained. Unfortunately we could only look from the outside as the museum was closed...More

1  Thank Peeceecee
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

The Castle off San Gabriel in Arrecife is part of the historic fortifications of the port area. It has now been relaunched as the Museo de Historia de Arrecife. A lot of money has been spent on this site but all the display boards are...More

1  Thank AdrianDD
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Good value at only €3 per person (oaps and kids free) if you speak Spanish. We were told on arrival that it was in Spanish but that there was an English brochure so we accepted and went in. Unfortunately it was just a very small...More

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Valerie K
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