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Well Preserved

From the outside this fort appears to be very well preserved. It was closed when we were there... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
jilltim
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Cutar, Spain
At the defence of Santa Cruz!

This beautiful old Castillo is also called Castillo Negro. It was the second most important fort in... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
SylvieFrancois444
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Ontario Canada
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21 Oct 2017
“Well Preserved”
5 days ago
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Avenida Constitucion 3, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This building was unopened. A lot smaller in person that the pictures which made it slightly unwhelming!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Good location looking out to sea and was obviously strategically important in days gone by. It has a well preserved/restored exterior but was closed at the time of our visit so am unable to comment on what may lie within, hence the "average " rating.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

From the outside this fort appears to be very well preserved. It was closed when we were there. Right next to the large Opera House which is easy to spot.

1  Thank jilltim
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This beautiful old Castillo is also called Castillo Negro. It was the second most important fort in the defense of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is located in between the Auditorio de Tenerife and the Parque Maritimo César Manrique. Beautifully preserved.

1  Thank SylvieFrancois444
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Went here while visiting the auditorium of Tenerife. There wasn't much to seen because its close, but you still can enjoying the view from this place.

Thank niachan87
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We wanted to look inside when we visited in Jan 2016, but there seemed to be no public access. The building looks well preserved, which is nice to see. We went to the little harbour next to it and fed some bread to the fish....More

Thank BCAandJMA
Reviewed 24 April 2015

This old port security post stands next to the new future facing theater creating quite a juxtaposition of old and new. As seen from the ship entering port you can imagine a much older time when much smaller ships made their way into the port...More

4  Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 22 February 2015

This casttle shows part of the past history from Sta Cruz de Tenerife. Is near the Parque marítimo (pools) and the Palmetum (the biggest palmtree garden in Europe).

3  Thank Benijo2013
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