Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain - November 21, 2018: Fortress of Santa Catalina (Castillo de Santa Catalina).


Castillo de Santa Catalina


This star-shaped 16th-century fortress was built after the Anglo-Dutch sacking of the city in 1596; it's now an exhibition centre. Within stands a tiny 1683 chapel, and you can clamber around the ramparts for beautiful panoramas across Playa de la Caleta.

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