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El Castillo ("the castle" in Spanish) may refer to:

in Guatemala
  • El Castillo (Mesoamerican site), a pre-Columbian archaeological site in the Cotzumalhuapa region of the Guatemalan Pacific plain
in Mexico
  • El Castillo, Chichen Itza, a familiar name for a pyramid structure (Structure 5B18) at the pre-Columbian Maya civilization site of Chichen Itza, Mexico
in Peru
  • El Castillo, Cuelap, a structure at the archaeological site of Kuelap (Cuelap), in the Amazonas Region of Peru
in Nicaragua
in Spain
in the United States

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

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El Castillo is a city in Rio San Juan department of Nicaragua.

Understand

El Castillo de la Imaculata Concepcion, located on the San Juan river of Nicaragua, was built in the 1670's to protect Lake Nicaragua and its ports, mainly Granada and Leon. Construction began shortly after an attempt was made by the pirate Gallardito to take control of the port of Granada and all the profits gained by its trade industry.

Get in

You can get in from San Carlos at the south-east corner of the Lago Nicaragua by boat (Cordobas $75 pp = $4 US). Boats leave San Carlos at 6:30 am, 8 am, 10:30 (high season), 12:30, 2:30, 4:30

Do

Reading a book in the library which is right inside the castillo. Listen to the sounds of the village and the water running down the river while reading Edouardo Galleanos book Las Venas abiertas de Latinoamerica.

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