San Felipe Castle is one of those places in which you can still feel historical battles for the defense of the islands, an echo of a more violent and uncertain time.
Where is San Felipe Castle?
San Felipe Castle is located approximately one kilometer away from the town centre of Puerto de la Cruz and it is located in the vicinity of Playa Jardín leisure complex, of which we have already spoken on another occasion.
What was the role of San Felipe Castle?
San Felipe Castle had a defensive role to repel pirate attacks and served as a defensive base.
Although that was the mission when it was built, it has subsequently had many uses over the years. For example, it was also an infirmary, a warehouse, a shooting society and even a restaurant. In the most recent times it even hosted musical concerts and exhibitions.
It can be said that San Felipe Castle is in a good state of conservation thanks to the remodeling work done from time to time and the current use as a cultural space.
In addition, San Felipe Castle was declared as an Asset of Cultural Interest, Historical Artistic Monument in 1949 and it is part of the Historical Heritage of Spain.
Have you already visited San Felipe Castle?
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