Castillo de San Gabriel

Castillo de San Gabriel, Arrecife: Address, Castillo de San Gabriel Reviews: 3.5/5

Castillo de San Gabriel
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Steve-and-Andie
Lancaster, UK2,928 contributions
Disappointed
Mar 2020
Looks impressive from the outside and is in fact built sturdily enough but as for a tourist attraction it’s not that good.
There is a slow control of entry to limit the amount of people inside the castle at any one time. Whilst waiting in the queue, we heard a member of staff taking about the island and castle, giving visitors loads of info. Then she let several people in. Depending on your language you may be able to skip the queue a bit if you have heard what they were saying but were further down the line. We did this as people were leaving and she started speaking in German and we were allowed in.
Disappointment didn’t end there as all the displays are in Spanish. Whenever we have visited historic sites anywhere else, displays are in multiple languages. Don’t get me wrong, there is lots to see here but if you don’t speak the lingo you’re knackered.
A note to the admin of this castle......you really need to get the lighting of the displays sorted as flashing led’s are not the best way to light things up.
Great views from the roof of the castle.
Best of all this is free to enter, tips are welcome.
Written 12 March 2020
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THE TRAVELLER
Malaga, Spain9,851 contributions
Nothing special - but.......
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nothing special but worth visiting if you are in Arecife. A pleasant walk. Small museum inside- entry fee payable.
Written 22 February 2020
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Fletch68
Liverpool, UK67 contributions
Not much here
Feb 2020
Docked here on the cruise and got off for a walk round the city. It’s picturesque as it’s a sea fishing port. The town centre was fairly busy and had a few cafes in the Main Street. The main attraction was the Castillo of SAN Gabriel and it was interesting to read of the history. apart from that there is nothing else exciting going on here.
Written 12 February 2020
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Julie B
Manchester, UK51 contributions
A piece of history
Jan 2020
The pathways to the castle are cobbled stones so may be a problem if requiring assistance but the path and castle are a piece of history
Written 19 January 2020
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17Edy6
Brezovica pri Ljubljani, Slovenia247 contributions
Nice little castle
Oct 2019
This castle is really really small. The best is way to the castle. The castle is a little museum. Nothing special. But view from the top of the castle is beautiful. Entrance fee.
Written 15 November 2019
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Misslouboutin19
Scotland, UK837 contributions
A walk on a sunny day
Nov 2019 • Couples
Was out walking on a beautiful day and came across this. So we walked up to it and it was quite busy. We never went in to it just walked around it but a bit of culture and was different to see something on a beach like this.
Written 14 November 2019
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Julie-Ann B
Welshpool, UK432 contributions
Interesting to look around but...
Oct 2019 • Couples
It was interesting to look around but none of the information boards were in English so it was difficult to understand . The guy that was on the door did give an explination to start with so this helped.
Written 30 October 2019
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Donna H
Market Deeping, UK204 contributions
DH and hubby long walk 💕
Oct 2019 • Couples
Staying close by so this was worth a walk by, beautiful walk and a lovely looking small castle. Didn’t go in as only allows so many in at once... The views out to sea are great, some info about it in English outside would have been lovely. €3 euros to get in I believe 💕
Written 21 October 2019
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spepmed
wiltshire187 contributions
Nice setting, need to invest in translations for international guests
Oct 2019
Pleasant walk out to the castle and good setting to view the town. The museum has some interesting things about the history of the island but all in Spanish so you need to get one of those translation apps to extract the most benefit.
Written 17 October 2019
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Peter H
Redhill, UK581 contributions
Interesting seafront for a more authentic Spanish town.
Sep 2019
Interesting walk along the promenade with this being a good focal point. Good to see aspects of what is a working town rather than tourist resorts. Delightful as they are.
Written 30 September 2019
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