Tourist Attraction in Cádiz: Castillo de San Sebastián
The Fort of San Sebastián, known locally as Castle of San Sebastian, is located in the municipality of Cadiz, province of Cadiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It stands on an islet, at one end of La Caleta, where, according to the classical tradition, a temple of the god Cronos was erected. The primitive fortification of the place dates back to the Muslim era. The works of the present fort began in 1706, originating a building of irregular organic plant, that defended the north flank of the city. Inside, on the foundations of an old Muslim watchtower, the current lighthouse was erected in 1908. With a metallic structure, rising to 41 meters above sea level, this lighthouse was the second to receive electric light in the country. The characteristic silhouette of the fort, framed against the sky and the sea, made it the scene of several films shot in the city, among them the most expensive production of Spanish cinema, Alatriste, in 2005.