Sancti Petri Castle at Sunset San Fernando Cadiz Spain
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The Islote de Sancti Petri is a small barren island belonging to the municipality of San Fernando, Cadiz in the province of Cádiz and the autonomous region of Andalusia, Spain. For many years, the island was a restricted military zone, but it is now under the control of the Spanish Environment Ministry. In the century I BC the Greek historian Estrabon mentioned in its book Geography that the Tirians founded Gadeira, building a sanctuary to Melkat, known as Hercules to the Greek, in the Eastern part of the island and the city in the Western part.
The ruins of an eighteenth-century castle remain on the island; the tower of the castle has been substantially rebuilt, and it is now in use as a lighthouse.
The name, Sancti Petri, also applies to the beach on the mainline, in Chiclana de la Frontera, directly opposite the island.
December 8th, 2017
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