Castillo de San Gabriel, Arrecife, Lanzarote
Castillo de San Gabriel, Arrecife, Lanzarote
The Castillo de San Gabriel was first built in 1574 in order to defend Arrecife Harbour. However it was destroyed just a few years later by the Algerian Pirate Morato Arraez in 1586. The castle was then rebuilt in 1599 and was used for military purposes right up until the 1950s. It now houses an archaeological Museum.
Puente de las Bolas, Arrecife, Lanzarote
Puente de las Bolas, Arrecife, Lanzarote
The Puento de las Bolas is the drawbridge entrance to the Castillo de San Gabriel and dates from 1559.
Canon, Castillo de San Gabriel, Arrecife
The Canons outside the Castillo de San Gabriel in Arrecife, were once used at the Mirador del Rio Battery in the north of Lanzarote.

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