Castillo de Santa Catalina

Castillo de Santa Catalina | Source: Texts: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. Photo: Destino Cádiz

The Castle of Santa Catalina is an important example of military architecture of the Modern Age and has survived to this day and age without serious changes.

The idea of its construction was planned after the Anglo-Dutch looting of the city in 1596 when King Felipe II ordered the engineer Cristóbal de Rojas to make a defensive project. This fortress was designed to defend one of the most vulnerable fronts of the maritime border of Cádiz.

Today it has become a major cultural and recreational space, including temporary exhibition halls, educational workshops for schoolchildren, art and craft workshops, as well as holding concerts and other summer activities in the courtyard of the Castle.


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