Chipiona Castle

Chipiona, Spain

Chipiona was re-conquested by King Fernando III who built the castle in 1295. Today the castle is a monastery which is open to visitors. It houses the 'Cadiz and the New World' museum.

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Founded: 1295
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Bernard Brown (2 years ago)
Very nice area all very well kept
Ian McDonald (2 years ago)
Nice building, my wives favourite square
Nitza Tate (2 years ago)
Nice place to walk around and enjoy the culture
Manuel Perea (4 years ago)
If you want to enjoy of a good day, then you could to know this place. Beatiful. Good lunch. Fish and meat. Let's go.
Robert Grimard (5 years ago)
Awesomely restored. Great visit.
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