Castillo de San Gabriel


Lanzarote: Castillo de San Gabriel

Lanzarote: Castillo de San Gabriel el puente de las Bolas

The Arrecife´s castle, Castillo de San Gabriel was the first building of any note in what was little more than a landing point for the odd caravel from Spain.It was built in 1574, and destroyed in 1586.The Italian Architect Leonardo Torriani built it again in 1596.

Lanzarote: Castillo de San Gabriel: guns of the fort

This doughty fort was sorely tested on several occasions by marocan corsairs ans european pirates. Today it is home to the archeologic museeum, a big name for a modest collection of artefacts found on the island, including many from the Cuevas de los Verdes.

Lanzarote: Castillo de San Gabriel: The fort

Horary of the visits: all the year,from Tuesday to Wenesday: from 10:00h to 13:00h and from 16:00h to 19:00h.