Islote de Sancti Petri

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View of islote and castle of Sancti Petri in San Fernando, Cádiz.

The Islote de Sancti Petri is a small barren island belonging to the municipality of San Fernando, Cádiz in the province of Cádiz and the autonomous region of Andalusia, Spain. For many years, the island was a restricted military zone, but it is now under the control of the Spanish Environment Ministry.


Sancti-petri castle
Native name
Spanish: Sancti-petri
Islote de Sancti Petri is located in Spain
Islote de Sancti Petri
Location of Sancti-petri castle in Spain
Location San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain
Coordinates 36°22′47″N 6°13′13″W / 36.379607°N 6.220177°W / 36.379607; -6.220177Coordinates: 36°22′47″N 6°13′13″W / 36.379607°N 6.220177°W / 36.379607; -6.220177
Official name: Sancti-petri castle
Type Non-movable
Criteria Monument
Designated 1993
Reference no. RI-51-0007584

The ruins of an eighteenth-century castle remain on the island; the tower of the castle has been substantially rebuilt, and it is now in use as a lighthouse. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1993.[citation needed]

The name, Sancti Petri, also applies to the beach on the mainline, in Chiclana de la Frontera, directly opposite the island.