Santa Cruz Castle

Oleiros, Spain

The Castle of Santa Cruz was built in the 16th century by General Diego Dasmariñas to improve the defensive system of the bay of A Coruña. For some time it was the stately home of writer Emilia Pardo Bazán and her husband Xosé Quiroga, who purchased it in an auction in the 19th century.



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

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Karen Antonucci (KarenA) (10 months ago)
People are free to walk over the bridge to this castle which was built by the Spaniards to protect a small harbour near Vigo, So as in. Very picturesque. Exploring the little island and castle exterior takes less than 30 minutes.
Barry C (12 months ago)
Interesting and peaceful spot. Lovely vegetation; great views of the bay. Closes at 11pm during summer months, so a perfect view of the sunset
ronald lefur (13 months ago)
Small island in santa cruz.i have been visiting this area for 40years.great restaurants nearby
Andrea Taylor (14 months ago)
Such a wonderful experience. Extremely well preserved with great signs explaining the origins of the local vegetation… worth a visit!
Grace Wong (2 years ago)
Awesome small island surrounded with seawater and a small castle in the middle of to GO in the morning because they closes early around 2pm...
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