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Cádiz - Castillo de San Sebastián

Cádiz - Castillo de San Sebastián
Das Castillo de San Sebastián gehört zum Bien de Interés Cultural
Andalucía, España

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Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
The Castle of San Sebastián (Castillo de San Sebastián) is a fortress located in Cádiz, Spain, at the end of La Caleta beach on a small island separated from the main city. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1993.
According to the classical tradition of the location of the fortress, there was a Temple of Kronos, a Titan of the Greek gods, the father of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, and Hera. In 1457, a chapel on the island rose by a Venetian boat crews recovering from the plague. In 1706 the construction of a castle which resulted in a fortified enclosure of an irregular plane. It defended the northern flank of the city from attack. At the basis of the lighthouse was a watchtower from the Muslim period. The lighthouse has an iron structure designed by Rafael de la Cerda in 1908 and is the second electric powered lighthouse in Spain. The towers rises to 41 meters above the sea.
Interestingly, in 1811 the Maltese navy arrived with the famous POW/ rebel Junta of Buenos Aires, Juan Bautista Azopardo. He was housed in the fortress until 1815 year in which they suspecting a leak and was transferred to the military prison in Ceuta.
In 1860 a levee was built to serve as a link between the island and the city. On June 25 of 1985 Castillo de San Sebastian was declares a cultural landmark.
2 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
“You have to know the past to understand the present.”
Dr. Carl Sagan
2 years ago.