San Antón Castle

A Coruña, Spain

One of the A Coruña's most interesting monuments, San Anton castle (Castillo de San Antón) in A Coruña was constructed during the 16th and 17th centuries. A fortress built on a small island in the bay to defend the city against attacks coming from the sea, it effectively defended the entrance to the city against the English assault led by Francis Drake in 1589. There are some lovely collections of Celtic jewellery that were found on archaeological digs in Galicia on display inside the castle today.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Myra Arthur (7 months ago)
Accessible Fort with some great pieces on display.
Greur Bernal (9 months ago)
Awesome showcase of Spanish history during the "conquistador era". I even found some weapons from the Philippines that they took all the way there. Its surprising to know they preserved such items. I felt deep connection of our histories after seeing them.
duncan cresswell (12 months ago)
Secluded jem, superb views and packed with excellent museum pieces. Great value at 2€ adult entrance fee
Peter Bond (14 months ago)
A very good museum. Low fares. Interesting collection.
Huay Wang (15 months ago)
Interesting fort/castle. Lots of things to see including a underground cavern. Just 2 euro per person. Worth a visit.
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