Fort Santa Cruz stands as one of three forts of the city cut deep into a hill and connected with tunnels to the other two. Built by Spaniards in 1577-1604 on strategically located Pic d’Aidour at 400 m (1,312 ft) above the sea, the fort offers panoramic views of the city and the Mers el Kebir where the British Royal Navy sank a French flotilla in 1940. The site's thick, continuous walls with embattlements stretch over a total of 2.5 km (1.6 mi). The fort also encompasses a large 300,000 l (79,252 gal) water tank that's part of the elaborate rainwater harvesting system. Make Fort Santa Cruz a centerpiece of your Oran vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Oran visit planner.
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Очень красивые виды, но я о другом - очень хотелось подняться пешком, но все отговаривали - там трущобы, бандиты и хулиганы. Так вот, прекрасная дорога, никаких трущоб, довольно плавный подъем, короче... more »Very beautiful views, but I was about another - I really wanted to go up on foot, but everyone discouraged - there are slums, bandits and hooligans. So, a beautiful road, no slums, a fairly smooth ascent, in short, I recommend everyone to be understood on foot.
One of the famous monuments in oran and Algeria, it was nice trip the view is wonderful I really enjoyed this trip I recommend you to visit this historical place more »
A place to visit whenever in Oran. You’ll have an amazing view over the hole city.
Such an amazing place.
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