La Palma Fortress

Mugardos, Spain

La Palma Fortress was built in 1597 to protect the the water route to Ferrol. It was modified in the 19th century, but today it stays abandoned.


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Mugardos, Spain
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Founded: 1597
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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M A (2 years ago)
One of the most important castles in the history of Ferrol! It is worth visiting these sites that were once a very important part of our city. It is true that they could have been a little more careful, on the outside, because inside I never saw it! I encourage you to see this castle that keeps a lot of history and curiosities!
Vanuska V (3 years ago)
The place is located in a privileged location. The views are beautiful and the history of this castle, which I would not call a castle itself, but a Fortress, are worth knowing. History must not be forgotten and we must shape our history in the world. I recommend the free guided tour. It is available during the summer, although this year they extended them until this month of November. Inside the fortification is quite rebuilt. There are areas closed to visitors due to the danger of collapse, but most of the fortification is in very good condition. Now it is a private property, it was planned to rehabilitate it and make a beautiful hotel, but for now things have stopped. The best are the views. Oh and don't forget to see Pedra do cu da raiña and learn about his story!
Carmen Llorente (3 years ago)
It is a castle, fortress. A marvel
Carlota Iglesias (3 years ago)
We visited this summer. We went with a guided tour of its interior. The truth is that it is not worth it, it is very neglected ñ
R G (3 years ago)
When I went it was closed, so I cannot judge how the interior is preserved. However, it is located in a beautiful setting between small coves in the estuary and with views of the castle of San Felipe. A hiking trail that runs along the coast passes through there (or ends there, I'm not sure) and it looks very good. Almost next to the castle there is a small lighthouse with a picnic area. There were quite a few people.
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