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Castillo de las Coloradas

Punta del Aguila, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
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Don't Make A Special Trip Without Strong Interest

Whilst doubtless a monument of significant historical interest, there is nothing to do other than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CharlesRJ
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Sutton, United Kingdom
If you enjoy history and visiting Playa Blanca it is close by.

This is situated just past the marina and if you enjoy history it is worth visiting and reading the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christine M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good30%
  • Average44%
  • Poor6%
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“rubicon marina” (22 reviews)
“the cliff” (20 reviews)
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Punta del Aguila, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst doubtless a monument of significant historical interest, there is nothing to do other than look. You can go up the steps and look in but the gate is locked so you can't get inside. Presumably mains electricity has been run in for lighting and...More

Thank CharlesRJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is situated just past the marina and if you enjoy history it is worth visiting and reading the background.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn't go out of your way to visit. Good photo point and that's about it. Just off the pathway if your taking a stroll.

Thank NorthExplorers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If youre at the Rubicon marina then you might as well pop up to the castle. The history of it is quite interesting but theres not much to look at. That said the views from here are quite extensive. One way over to the lighthouse...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This fortification is built on the end of a rocky headland and you can read about the history of it. If you walk out onto the headland, there are panoramic views across the Marina and over to Papagayo beach.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Saw the castle on the walk from rubicon marina to Papygaya beach didn't realise its age or history. Wouldn't go just to see it however it was a by product of a nice walk.

Thank beazers
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Castillo has historic interest but not a lot to look at - just a round brick turret however when you walk behind the Castillo you can venture onto the rocks to get stunning views of Papaygo beach.

Thank Lesley L
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Not much else though. Ok for a stroll and to take some pics. Managed to pick my way down the rocks to the sea. But there's nothing to do down there either. So scrambled back (challenging in flip flops).

Thank GypseysWhippet
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful area. Great for a leisurely stroll in the evening before dinner on the marina. Beautiful views although don't go if it's very windy!

Thank FNP-Gib
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Not a bad little thing, but not very exciting. Go see it if you're around and have nothing else to do, but you won't get much more from it than you see in the pictures.

Thank Ivo B
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emita2015
10 February 2015|
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Response from CheltenhamFran | Reviewed this property |
I am not an historian but I think it was used as a refuge from the pirates that attacked the island. The watchtower’s bell was rang to warn when pirates approached.This is also the spot where Jean de Bethencourt setup base... More
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