Casa de la Pólvora (Gunpowder House), Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Casa de la Pólvora (Gunpowder House), Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Casa de la Pólvora is situated near the Castillo de San Juan and Parque marítimo close to the sea. It serves as the canonry warehouse and fortification building along with the Castle of Saint John. It was built in the late 1750s. The structure has a rectangular plan and is roofed with a half-barrel vault. Casa de la Pólvora constructional material is black basalt rock and local quarry stone. It served for Santa Cruz’s defence during a century and a half.

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Casa de la Pólvora (Gunpowder House) on Map

Sight Name: Casa de la Pólvora (Gunpowder House)
Sight Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (See walking tours in Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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