Fortaleza de San Miguel — Garachico (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
N 28° 22.388 W 016° 45.964
28R E 326942 N 3139805
Quick Description: The Fortaleza 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 3:40:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMGFKK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 23

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 Bien de Interés Cultural (Heritage of Cultural Interest) as a Site of Cultural Interest since 1985.
source: wikipedia

The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1575 - 1577

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Spain

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: No it wasn't

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: For protecting a travel or shipping route

Current condition: preserved

This site is administered by ----: Ayuntamiento de Garachico

If admission is charged -: 2.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Restricted hours -Admission charged

Official or advertised web-page: [Web Link]

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": [Web Link]

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: [Web Link]

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