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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.

Opening hours from July up to 13rd September 2020:

Wednesday to Saturday: 11.00-14.00 and 18.00-21.00

Sunday: 11.00-15.00

Free admission: Wednesday : 18.00-21.00. Based on the Andalusian Historical Heritage Law 14/2007

In all cases the last pass half an hour before closing.

Coronavirus Protocols

Maximum capacity per hour 150 people. 

Maintain the safety distance of 2 mts

Obligatory use of masks

Toilets will remain closed

There will be hydroalcoholic solution at the entrance available to visitors.

The maximum capacity of each room is indicated at the entrance.

In rooms withs seats, use the ones enabled for this.

Group visitors of 30 people have to make a prior reservation on the phone: 953 12 07 33.

Please respect all these indications and those of the staff



Adults: € 3.50

Groups of more than 10 people, 1 € discount, that is, €2,50.

Students, retired people and childres € 1.50.

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