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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het was super stom je kan er hele maal niks doen en er was geen mooi uitzicht ik poep er van in mijn broek echt niet leuk bleg more »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
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 »
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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