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Fortaleza de San Miguel — Garachico (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
N 28° 22.390 W 016° 45.964
28R E 326942 N 3139808
Quick Description: The Castillo de San Miguel is a defensive tower, located on the coast of the municipality of Garachico
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 2/27/2013 3:00:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMGFKE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 15

Long Description:

The Fortaleza de San Miguel was built between 1575 and 1577 by order of Felipe II to protect Garachico from possible pirate attacks. By that time, the town was the commercial capital and main port of the island of Tenerife.
In 1706 the eruption of the volcano buried the bay whose entrance was guarded by the Castillo, the importance of the city ended and the strength of the castle became useless.
Today the fort is used for cultural activities of the town and houses a Heritage Information Centre. It is listed in the monument category as a Site of Cultural Interest since 1985.
source: wikipedia

Bien:: Castillo de San Miguel

Comunidad Autónoma:: C.A. Canarias

Provincia:: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Municipio:: Garachico

Categoría:: Monumento

Website with information about the BIC:: [Web Link]

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