Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself visiting the volcanic castle of San Jose in Lanzarote Canary Islands.  This Mediterranean castle was built out of volcanic rock in 1799.  This castle protected the harbour and entry to the city.  The locals also nick named it the "Hunger Castle" because the inhabitants of the city at that time were starving from a lack of work and money.  The ruling King Carlos III purposely built the castle for both protection and to give the community employment.  Sounds like it was a worth wild project....good job King Carlos III!

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome.

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