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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Torre de San Pedro Martir (Scale model 1/72)

The Torreón de San Pedro Mártir, popularly known as Castillo de San Cristóbal, is located in the marine neighborhood of San Cristóbal on the east coast of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, (Canary Islands, Spain). It was built by Governor Diego Melgarejo in 1578 within the comprehensive plan of fortification of the city undertaken by King Felipe II of Spain.Rebuilt in the year 1638, due to what he suffered after the attacks on the city of 1595 by Francis Drake and 1599 by Pieter van der Does.There are a number of towers in various parts of the geography of the archipelago, following a certain line of construction of the same characteristics. In this way, they can be considered "twins" of the Torreón de San Pedro Mártir to the castles of Gando, in Gran Canaria; San Andrés, in Tenerife; El Cotillo and Caleta de Fuste, in Fuerteventura; and Torre del Águila, in Lanzarote.On May 19, 1848, the engineer D. Nicolás de Clavijo y Pló, wrote a report about the repairs necessary to carry it out in the Torreón de San Pedro Mártir. For the amount of 6,875 reais of maravedies. Until 1878 he continued to receive military use, the year in which his dismantling was ordered. This 1/72 model is presented at the Naval Museum of the Canaries (Gran Canaria, Spain).

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