Macenas Tower and Perulico Tower


Macenas castle or watchtower is an 18th century military structure built to keep watch the coast.

Is an 18th century military structure built to keep watch the coast.  In 1849 it was occupied by the carabineros and after the war arrived the Civil Guard and was built an access to the castle. It was restored in the 90’s.

On its southern side there is a dirt track which leads to the La Torre del Perulico, or Torre del Peñon tower, built during the Nasrid period (13th-15th centuries). This tower was part of a defensive system along the Mediterranean coast. The rock, the tower and the natural arch form a uniquely beautiful whole.

Built on 1526 on the top of an old tower; now it is cone shape of 10 meters high. The tower has a tunnel excavate in the centre made before 1526 because in these times there are references to this tower like “Torre Horadada” (drilled tower). It is supposed that it was built like that,  leaving a way due of the impossibility to surround it.

The rock, the tower and the natural arch form a uniquely beautiful whole.

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