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Contact details

Calle Juan Rejón s/n.
35007  Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las, Gran Canaria  (Canary Islands)
Tel.:+34 928464757

Location

Autonomous region:
Canary Islands

Province/Island:
Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

Description

A castle fortress.

It was built because of the fight against piracy.

Initially it was built beside the sea, but today, because land has been artificially recovered, it appears slightly separated from the water. Ít is in the north of the island, situated next to the port. It served as a defence during the 16th century to protect the city from attacks by English and Dutch pirates and from this comes its old name: the Fortress of Light. It was opened to the public in the sixties. Since then it has been used as a cultural centre and naval museum for the city.

Construction:
Castle

Artistic period:
Renaissance

Historic period:
16th century

Practical information

Schedule

Tuesday
From 16:00 to 18:00


Thursday
From 11:00 to 13:00


Guided tour. By prior appointment


Map


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