Fortaleza de San Miguel Cannon — Garachico (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
N 28° 22.384 W 016° 45.967
28R E 326937 N 3139797
Quick Description: This cannon stands outside the entrance of the 16th Century defensive tower Fortaleza de San Miguel in Garachico
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 4/7/2016 11:31:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMQWWE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 2

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.
Today the fort is used for cultural activities of the town and houses a Heritage Information Centre.
This rusty old cannon stands outside the entrance of the Fortaleza de San Miguel, year and origin are unknown.
source: wikipedia

What type of artillery is this?: Cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Monument grounds

What military of the world used this device?: Spain

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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