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Watch towers

It’s been a year since last in Spain and even if you dropped in from another planet you’d know... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
nnmercman
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Driving along coast roads you’ll see these iconic towers at irregular intervals on vantage points... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2018
nnmercman
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

It’s been a year since last in Spain and even if you dropped in from another planet you’d know where you are as soon as you spot these coastal towers. Some have been renovated/beautified, especially those in and around tourist spots but it’s rare you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Driving along coast roads you’ll see these iconic towers at irregular intervals on vantage points - I can even see two from our holiday villa sun terrace (see my pics). Back in the day they were used as lookouts for pirates and the like -...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank nnmercman
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Enjoyed seeing the towers along the coast as we were riding in our motor coach. They were constructed in the 16th century as lookouts for pirates who would look for coastal towns to raid. Very interesting. The scenery is just beautiful along the coast, an...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

These watchtowers along the coast were mainly constructed in the 16th century as a lookout for the approach of pirates like the Barbary Corsairs intent on raiding the coastal towns.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 13, 2015

These spanish towers are tower of strengths i love seeing them as they are so majestic on a sunny warm day, as you look up and picture a battle and how the battles of war was won and was there any methods to over shoot...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

When travelling the Andalucian coast between Almeria and Malaga your attention will be attracted by the many towers, several less than one km to apart. They have rather standardized shape, are some 20 m high and represent heavy investments. They are some 500 years old...More

Date of experience: April 2013
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