Photographer's Note

I agreed with Luis that Arrecife is not the most interesting place to visit on Lanzarote but since it is the main town on this island, I thought it deserves few photos here.

In the note to my previous photo I have mentioned that it was taken from Castillo de San Gabriel, so I felt obligated to show the castillo as well (in this photo).

The Castillo de San Gabriel (Castle of Saint Gabriel) is located on a tiny island called Islote de los Ingleses (Islet of the English), which can be reached by two causeways, one for traffic and one for pedestrians. On foot, you pass over the Puente de las Bolas (Ball Bridge), a small drawbridge with two cannonballs on top of its pillars. Built originally as a wooden fortress, it proved completely insufficient for any defence purposes and was eventually burnt down by Berber pirates. It was then replaced by a stone castle in the 16th Century, finally playing a vital role in the protection of the harbour and the town. The fortress was declared a National Historic Monument in 1972 and houses a small ethnographic museum. The views from here over the city and the Atlantic Ocean are magnificent.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7385 W: 106 N: 19405] (74311)
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