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Address: San Sebastian de La Gomera, San Sebastian de la Gomera, La Gomera, Spain
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Well preserved and centrally located

The Torre del Conde is the oldest military fortification in the Canary Islands. Set in pretty gardens it's worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Karen B
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Torre del Conde is the oldest military fortification in the Canary Islands. Set in pretty gardens it's worth a visit.

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Newport
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here during a trip to SS, pleasant grounds and gardens and an interesting piece of architecture and history. Worth a 20min stop as not too much to read

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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a cruise ship and enjoyed wandering around the manicured park in which the tower is situated. The tower is reputed to be the most southern Medieval building. You can climb up the steps to view the park and beach but cannot go inside. Sadly no information boards to tell you more of its origin and purpose.

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north wales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last week, interesting looking tower, can climb up platform on side but not go inside. Situated in a nice peaceful park. The oldest tower in Canaries apparently.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is a seriously important historical building associated with Christopher Columbus. It is situated in a pleasant park in the centre of the town. There is really no information outside and you can go up to a balcony on the first floor. Much more should be made of it and I would only recommend going if you are in the... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is the only building that has survived since Christopher Columbus era, he worshipped here before setting sail on his voyage of discovery. I was unaware you could go inside but I had a lovely walk within the grounds.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

You can walk up the tower, a couple of levels, but not to the very top. Historically interesting (background given by free tourist office tour). Housed a free display of historical maps - great if you're into maps. The surrounding park (grass + imported flowering trees) provides a quiet shady place to sit. Kids play, some brought in from schools.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you interested in historical maps of the world and the canaries specifically.

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Nurmijarvi, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I didn't have the opportunity to visit the Torre del Conde indoors (and I don't even know if it's possible) but it looks really nice in the middle of a park. The coloring is interesting and catches one's eye.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Nice location centre of the park - the oldest building in San Sebastian easy free entry to a small room well worth a photo call

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