Spanish Quarter – Erice

Spanish Quarter

Spanish Quarter is a strong unfinished building, started in the 18th century to host a garrison of Spanish soldiers but never finished.

Situated on a rocky spur, outside the city walls, at the western extremity of a broad rocky platform, near the churches of Sant’Orsola (St. Ursula) and Sant’Antonio (St. Anthony), Spanish Quarter of Erice offers a spectacle of enchanting beauty with a view on the landscape and above all on the sea; your eyes can roam from the Strait of Sicily to the Tyrrhenian Sea capturing in all its beauty the coastal area between mount Cofano and tonnara (tunny-fishing) of Bonagia.
In the restored rooms stands a collection dedicated to the peasant and sea culture entitled “Arts and Crafts of the past…”.