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Fort Santa Cruz, Oran

4.3
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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  • It was super stupid you can't do anything there and there was no nice view I poo in my pants really don't like bleg
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  • Santa Cruz. Excellent. Is undergoing renovation which should be finalized in 2021. Go with a guide to get the most out of the visit.  more »
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  • 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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