San Gabriel’s Castle

A walk along the famous Puente (bridge) de las Bolas
Looking towards the Atlantic from the bay of Arrecife, in the northeast of Lanzarote, standing tall as it has been for centuries is the Castle of San Gabriel. Built to defend the island from pirate attacks, it is today an obligatory visit in the capital of Lanzarote. It can be accessed by two bridges, the oldest, the Puente de las Bolas, together with the castle forms one of the picture postcards of Arrecife. This is an area not to be missed when visiting the town.
The history museum of Arrecife, capital of Lanzarote
Built on an islet and surrounded by small beaches of golden sand, the castle’s present appearance dates from the XVIII century. It is home to the History Museum of Arrecife, where you can admire pieces from the ancient culture of Los Majos, the aborigines of Lanzarote as well as reproductions of important documents and models of the evolution of the capital. The castle and the bridge are historic places and listed as Buildings of Cultural Interest.
Localidad
Arrecife

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Do not take photos using the flash. They could damage items of artistic and cultural value.
- Use the waste- paper baskets and, insofar as possible, separate and place your recycling waste in the appropriate containers. Do not eat inside exhibition rooms.
- Try to be careful with your rucksack or bag and make sure you do not hit anything when you move.
- Try to be silent or speak quietly so that you do not bother other visitors.
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