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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Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Original Andalucia (20 months 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
Manuel Martinez Caro (20 months ago)
I am stunned by the ecological disaster and the abandonment of the place. Having a kind of disco that looks more like shacks and seeing so much crap in the surroundings without any control seemed deplorable to me, and someone should remedy it.
Curly Girl (21 months ago)
Interesting and unusual place.
Maria Jose Martinez (2 years ago)
Como resultado de la erosión se forma este precioso paisaje
Francisco Solís Núñez (2 years ago)
Precioso lugar, merece la pena ir a verlo. Grandes vistas al mar.
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