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Santa Catalina's Castle


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Phone number: 
953 12 07 33 / 953 19 04 55 (Tourist Office)

In the 9th century an old Caliphal-style Islamic fortress was built on the top of the hill of Santa Catalina. Centuries later, after the Christian Conquest of the city by Fernando III in 1246, a Christian castle, that remains today, was built. In the 19th century, due to the invasion of the Napoleonic troops, the castle was refurbished in order to reinforce the defensive structures. A National Parador was built in the 60s next to the castle. From the top of the hill one can enjoy fantastic views of the city and surroundings, especially from the Cross viewpoint. The fortress houses the new interpretation centre in which we can enjoy a historical tour throughout the castle.


Winter Schedule:
-Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00 h. 
*Last access: 17,30 h. 
-Sunday: 10:00 to 15:00 h. (except before holidays and long weekends 10:00 to 18:00 h.) 
*Last access: 14,30 h. and before holidays: 17.30 h. 
-FREE ENTRANCE Wednesdays: 15:00 to 18:00 h. 
*Last access: 17,30 h. 
According to Law  "Patrimonio Histórico Andaluz 14/2007"
Summer Schudle: (July, August  and September):
Monday to Saturday: 10.00-14.00 and 17.00-21.00 h.
*Last access: 13:30 h y 20:30 h.
Sunday: 10.00-15.00 ( day before feast days and bank holliday: 10:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 21:00 h.)
*Last access: 14:30 h and ( day before feast days and bank holliday: 13:30 h. and 20:30 h.)
Free entrance: Wednesday: 17.00-21.00.
According to Law de Patrimonio Histórico Andaluz 14/2007

Price List:

-Adults 3'50 €. Groups of ten or more people 1 € discount, 2,50 € per person.

-Students, retired people and children 1'50 €



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