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Today I present this building with history, is the chapel dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria located inside the Castle of Santa Catalina de la Ciudad de Cadiz, and this castle on another occasion.

The Castillo de Santa Catalina is a fortress of Cadiz is located in La Caleta and advanced into the sea on a breakwater. It was built against the will of the people of Cadiz at the end of the sixteenth century after the plans of engineer Rojas. Pentagonal plant, draws attention to the points that star way out to sea.

It is now used for cultural events, such as those related to the Scope Film Festival.

After the Anglo-Dutch assault in 1596, Philip II ordered Cristobal de Rojas to build a defensive fortress through a Royal Decree on October 25, 1597. The architect died before completing his project.
The final work was not as ambitious as projected.

During the reign of Charles II built the chapel and the sacristy in 1693. This chapel is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria and the Immaculate Conception.

Carlos III in 1769 made him a military prison personalities. In it were liberals and American independence, and in the twentieth century some involved in the coup of February 23 1981.El Ministry of Defence failed to make use of the castle in 1991.

Chapel of Santa Catalina Castle .. This site remained banished from New Spain the leader of the Independence of Mexico Mariano Abasolo, who after being captured will spare his life by sending him to purge the sentence of 10 years in prison to die at the 5 years in the arms of his beloved wife, Lady Dona Manuela de Rojas Taboada, at the age of 32 years on April 14, 1816. He is remembered in Mexico as a hero of the country even though his life to save other leaders betrayed and betraying the cause of independence.
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