Castillo de Guardias Viejas

El Ejido, Spain

Castillo de Guardias Viejas is a battery built in 1769, near the rocky surface low rise of the Mediterranean Sea. Owned by the Regional Government of Andalusia, the municipality has carried out renovation work in the building, which houses a permanent exhibition of clothes and weapons of the Napoleonic era.

It was restored in 1980. The castle is one of five forts in the town, next to the Moorish Tower Hill, the Square Tower, Tower of the Netherlands and the Tower of Balerma. It has been a venue for musical events such as the Natural Music Festival and the festival Creamfields Andalucía.

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Founded: 1769
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Doinita Liliana (2 years ago)
Ok
Mike Sommerfield (2 years ago)
Great view point and a small free museum display
Gill Turpie (2 years ago)
Fortress on hill with views of coast and Sierra Nevada. Only open for short periods each day. It's best to check.
Carl Bratton (3 years ago)
Very nice castle to visit although the area around isn't so great
Lucia Mackova (3 years ago)
Not exactly a castle... fortress would be a better word for it. On a nice day the views are breathtaking. Walking slowly and reading all the info you can visit it in an hour.
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