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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Vladimir Balaz (2 months ago)
Small, but nice fort on the Cadiz beach.
Zoa Moz (6 months ago)
Free and pleasant place to walk around and enjoy the windy ocean. There's a little museum dedicated to a period of the || World War
mcdermc (6 months ago)
Located in the southwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Sea, Cádiz is considered to be the oldest inhabited city in Europe and is certainly a city with a rich history. We were brought up on early TV tales of Sir Francis Drake and his many nautical forays against the Spanish, with Cádiz a favourite city to attack. So when we were holidaying nearby in southern Spain (circa 2010) we couldn't resist the opportunity to drive across to Cádiz in pilgrimage. Gazing out to sea from Castillo de Santa Catalina, it was well worth the journey too.
Olivier Vuursteen (7 months ago)
Pretty boring, you can skip this. I wouldn't call it a castle.
David L. Brooks (9 months ago)
An impressive seaside fortified castle in Cadiz , Castillo de Santa Catalina, probably has not changed much since it was built the 1500's. Cadiz was the port that Columbus used to set out on his voyages to the New World.
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