Photographer's Note

Vista from The Castillo Santa Barbara to the north –west of Lanzarote and La Graciosa Island.
The Castillo Santa Barbara was built in the 16th century on the volcano hill above a capital of Lanzarote, Teguise as a lookout for invading pirates and was under attack several times. Some reconstruction was done in 16th century and since this time the castle has not changed much. Today it provides a perfekt viewpoint and hosts the Museum of Emigration. This interesting museum documents the difficulties that made many Canarian islanders leave the islands bound for America and traces their effect on the development of the Americas. Teguise is probably the first place on the Canaries inhabited by the Spanish in the very early 1400's and therefore has a rich history.It was the first capital until 1852. It has very pretty streets, traditional buildings balconies and courtyards.

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Additional Photos by Jiri Vondracek (jiridracek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 255] (2038)
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