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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Rick Mentessi (9 months ago)
This gave us an insight to what it must of been like when was a working fort. All still very well preserved and intact.
Rüdiger Gärtner (9 months ago)
Fantastic place. Lot of history! Exhibitions very interesting!
countzorg . (10 months ago)
Lovely castle. I love the views, but above all I love the art exhibition I saw there. The exhibition was of Roberto Orallo's work. A new introduction to me. There was a touching exhibition about the tragic explosion in Cadiz.
Alexandra Stroescu (12 months ago)
Not much to see. Views of the beach are nice from up there. Free entry. Photo expo available on the great Cadiz explosion, that was the main point of attraction, very informative. Painting expo of local painter as well, quite interesting. The castle itself has not much to offer, and there is no information available on the spot.
Jayesh Palshikar (14 months ago)
This is a delightful facility! Part museum, part artist enclave all cultural heritage. My advice: go everywhere. One room had a small attic stairway (in American museums would have been blocked off.) The attic was a hidden art gallery. Explorers get rewarded here!
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