Castillo de San Cristobal
Castillo de San Cristobal
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania35,302 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
In fact, it is not a castle at all, but just a story about a castle that once existed here. All that can be seen are some fragments of walls made of massive stone blocks, a refurbished cannon and a few rusty cannons. Plus written information, on some panels, on the reinforced concrete walls. Nothing impressive, maybe just the age of the place.
Entry is free.
Written 12 July 2023
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Jbinnacle
86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Free entry to see the foundations of the old castle that was built in what is now the square. There are a couple of cannon guns and some wall remains.
Written 9 July 2022
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,714 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This site is only interesting because of its age, but it is underground and comprises of only a fragment of the castle it used to be. Hop in for a quick look.
Written 13 December 2021
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,554 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Easy to walk past this in the plaza, it is all underground. It is free to get into and you see the remains of the castle on the gun, El Tigre, that wounded Nelson during his attack on the island
Written 11 October 2021
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Kaylee
Paris, France499 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
These hidden (underground) remains of a castle give you a better insight of the history of the city and island. It is not very big (spend about 20 minutes in there) but its free and there is lots of information to read and you can see the old ruins. Recommend to go even if its just for a quick look.
Written 18 October 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Plaza de Espana is Santa Cruz' central square - very beautiful and many come here for pics by the pool and Santa Cruz inscription.
When already there you'll see stairs close to the high rise fallen monument leading down. Down there is a free museum of old protective walls and fort, remnants of it. Nothing spectacular, but good to see when you're already there.
Written 8 August 2019
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Leif B
Pietarsaari, Finland2,972 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I visited the remains of The Castle of San Cristóbal in Santa Cruz de Tenerife hidden under the Plaza Espana. The castle was the first fortification of significance on the island of Tenerife and the main defensive building on Santa Cruz Bay. In 1797 Admiral Horatio Nelson met with bloody defeat in an attempt to storm the harbor. It was at this battle that Nelson lost his right arm having been hit before he had stepped off the ship's boat. Legend tells that Lord Nelson was wounded by the Spanish cannon Tiger (Spanish: Tigre).
Written 7 April 2019
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kulturrevulturre
Sheffield, UK48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
From the square above step underground into what appears to be a subway. You will find a fascinating history of the failed British attack on Tenerife in 1797. Featuring the cannon that Nelson allegedly lost his arm to and remains of the old castle wall (why was the castle ever knocked down you might well ask).
Written 18 February 2019
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Richard S
Queensbury, UK706 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Go down the stairs to find the remains of the Castillo . An under ground tunnel has made history accessible. A bit claustrophobic but worth it even it it was just to find out more about Lord Nelson.
Written 12 February 2019
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Joseph P
London, UK134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Free museum with nice castle ruins, and can also see the cannon that shot Nelson. Great piece of history. Decent overview of island history provided as well. All boards are dual Spanish and English
Written 5 February 2019
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