Castillo de San Felipe

Nijar, Spain

Castillo de San Felipe was built in 1771 during the reign of Carlos III of Spain for the defense of the littoral. It was disarmed by the French army during the Spanish Independence War. Halfway into the 19th century it was occupied by the special forces in charge of the surveillance of the littoral. During the 20th century was abandoned and repaired between 1990-1991.

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Founded: 1771
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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famille bizet (2 years ago)
The castle has been closed for some time it seems. But the limestone plateau above the sea is magnificent with rock carved like lace.
Oscar R. (2 years ago)
A wonderful castle that should be valued and be able to visit. It has suffered a collapse in a part of a wall and they should fix it. There is no visiting hours at the door, so I imagine that it is not accessible.
Mbt Mbt (3 years ago)
I have gone to take some photos, the beautiful surroundings, but the interior condition is a shame and that you cannot enjoy it
Burli 1 (3 years ago)
A monument that would have something to tell if it could. It is located in a dreamlike bay.
Original Andalucia (4 years ago)
Beautiful castle in the style as there are more along the coast of Andalusia. This has a very nice location which makes it special, especially on the sea side due to the impacts of the sea on the coast, which resulted in a separate landscape. The castle itself cannot be viewed from the inside. A pity in itself but the location is what makes it so beautiful here. It is a pity that the next-door catering business seems to be dumping their mess wherever it suits them
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