Fort of Guadalupe

Hondarribia, Spain

The fort of Guadalupe is one of the most beautiful in Hondarribia. Its strategic location required a strong fortification for the village, and not only in the old part because the wall extends, in the form of multiple forts, to the whole village.

The fort's construction began in 1890 and opened 10 years later. It was used as a prison during the Civil War and as a military barracks till the end of the eighties. Nowadays, guided visits are organized at the weeekends in summer time.



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Founded: 1890
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Nick Huesconsin (10 months ago)
Highly recommended visit if one is in Fuenterrabia/Hondarribia. It is necessary to arrange a visit in advance through the Euskadi tourism website. They usually start at 11 a.m. and last for about two and a half hours. Its cost: €10 per person. It is surprising to see the real dimensions of the fort, currently belonging to the town council, and its history despite the fact that it is not in the best conditions and, for that reason, not all the rooms are visible, although the vast majority Yeah. Very good explanatory narration by the guide Juan Antonio, doctor in history and author of books on forts and fortifications. A highly recommended visit and, obviously, for lovers of military history. Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes for outside visits with notable weeds due to lack of maintenance.
Rafael De Julian (12 months ago)
Magnificent fort that has restricted visits. But you can visit by reservation through Euskadi tourism. I found this fort in Guadalupe by chance, which is spectacular. It is a shame about the state of conservation, the banditry and the lack of investment. The work began at the end of the 19th century, and was put into operation as a defense in 1900. Juan Antonio's explanations are unbeatable; It is obvious that he enjoys his work. His explanations of the different rooms, patios, passages and defenses are outstanding. The different positions of the infantry, the settlements of the artillery batteries; tanks, cisterns, warehouses... I recommend the visit.
Petra Viehstädt (2 years ago)
Very beautiful nature, great hiking trails ? unfortunately just sad that you drift into the large parking lot ?
Nerea Aldave Dominguez (3 years ago)
Nice experience, guided tour of two and a half hours, the guide explains everything in detail, shows you all the rooms telling you the history of each one of them, super nice views, group of 12 people, recommended
Rafa A (3 years ago)
Es impresionante de grande y merece la pena ver tanto por fuera como por dentro y es muy fácil acceder al interior saltando la verja
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