Castillo de las Escobetas

Garrucha, Spain

The fishing village of Garrucha suffered at the hands of Berber pirates until the year 1766 when barracks were built at Escobetas, a provisional military building. In 1769, the castle was completed at a cost of 181,000 reais. The fort was designed by the architect Francisco Ruiz Garrido. After its construction, Garrucha began to grow.

It is of masonry construction in three section. The central portion is rectangular with rounded short sides. Attached to the right lateral side, there is a truncated pyramid shape with sloping walls. In its upper part, a parapet is pierced with loopholes. The main body is attached to the left side, of lower height, without openings. It is accessed by an external staircase and one tranche that attaches to the right side.

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Founded: 1766
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Manuel Gonzalez Vazquez (11 months ago)
Not a huge location but worth the visit being there. Properly restored and provides a nice view of the seafront. The small museum is just 2 € for the visit and includes a 3D film at the end. The woman in charge of the shop and ticket was extremely nice and helpful
Kate (12 months ago)
An interesting place. Great views from the top too
Bryan Deards (5 years ago)
Can’t resist a castle or fort and only 1 Euro to get in !
Claudia Aguilar (5 years ago)
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