Santa Catalina Fortress

Cádiz, Spain

Santa Catalina Fortress was built on a rocky outcrop that reaches out to sea. La Caleta beach is on one side, protecting it to the northwest. Built in the 17th century, it has an Italian-style star-shaped floor-plan, and served as a military prison.


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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Victor Acosta (5 months ago)
Thai castle have been repurposed for (and I think by) artists to make and showcase their art, but also to teach their skills to others. As with almost every piece of history in Spain, is very well maintained and preserved. The views of the bay from here are amazing, and the sunsets are to die for. I went during Ciesta time so I couldn’t enjoy any of the halls besides the all-time-opened gallery. Walk this place, get lost in their little tiny stairs and paths, explore and let yourself be amazed by what you will find.
A A (5 months ago)
Interesting place to visit, has a nice view. The entry is free.
stephen white (8 months ago)
It’s free to enter and is the oldest military fortress in Cadiz.
Steven (13 months ago)
This 17th century fortress is the oldest in Cadiz and overlooks La Caleta beach with views across to San Sebastian Castle. Entrance is free and its an interesting place to walk around. At various times of the year it hosts concerts and art exhibitions
Ela Jurko (16 months ago)
Beautiful castel just next to the city beach in Cadiz, it hosts variety of exhibitions (arts and history), open air cinema as well as concerts. The views are really beautiful and the entrance is free.
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