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CASTILLO SANTA CATALINA « Fortified Places Sevilla

CASTILLO SANTA CATALINA

 

Located in the northern part of the beach of La Caleta and situated in the far west of Cádiz, advanced into the sea, the castle is located in the Punta del Nao, a natural breakwater in the north end of La Caleta de Santa Catalina. Should serve to control the arrival of boats in the west and to prevent possible enemy landings on the beach of La Caleta. His defensive mission would be completed after 1621 with the construction of the wall of La Caleta, reinforced by the bastions of Orejón, by the door of La Caleta, and platforms of San Pedro and San Pablo, on the same beach. Its extension across the castle to the bastion of Bonete is an essential part of the military defense of the territory.

Today, the castle has a public cultural use, while the bastion of Bonete is gone, and the platform that bound them has become a parking.