" Tunny fishery castle - Castillo Almadraba" Zahara de los Atunes Things to Do Tip by spanishguy

Zahara de los Atunes Things to Do: 7 reviews and 17 photos

  Entrance from the beach - Entrada desde la playa
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  • Entrance from the beach - Entrada desde la playa - Zahara de los Atunes
      Entrance from the beach - Entrada desde la playa
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  • Main gate - Puerta principal - Zahara de los Atunes
      Main gate - Puerta principal
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  • Inside the castle - Dentro del castillo - Zahara de los Atunes
      Inside the castle - Dentro del castillo
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  • Inside the castle - Dentro del castillo - Zahara de los Atunes
      Inside the castle - Dentro del castillo
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  • From Av. del Mar - Desde la Av. del Mar - Zahara de los Atunes
      From Av. del Mar - Desde la Av. del Mar
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This castle was built up in the 15th century by the Dukes of Medina Sidonia searching for defence the fishermen from pirates. It was very big and it hosted canning industry facilities, fishing warehoses, housing, farms, markets and a chapel. Unfortunatly it's in very bad conditions right now and there are just some walls and towers. It's said the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was lodged here.

Este castillo fue construido en el siglo XV por los duques de Medina Sidonia para proteger a los pescadores de los piratas. Era muy grande y acogía dependencias para la industria conservera, almacenes de pesca, alojamientos, granjas, mercados y una capilla. Desgraciadamente está en muy malas condiciones actualmente y sólo se conservan algunas murallas y torres. Se dice que el escritor español Miguel de Cervantes estuvo alojado aquí.

Directions: In front of the beach

Frente a la playa

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  • Updated Jun 13, 2006
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