The castle or residence of Bezmiliana is the most emblematic monument of the town of Rincon de la Victoria. It was built in 1766 as a complement to the traditional organization of the existing military defense in the 16th century, which also included the Towers of El Cantal and Benagalbón, which fonctions was rejecting maritime piracy and terrestrial stalking the area.

The construction of the Bezmiliana is quadrangular and consists of an outer masonry wall, unadorned two towers diagonally to his defense, two floors and a wall with two screens, a central building and a typical outdoor covered well called alcuílla (from Arabic qubba = dome). The main gate is crowned with the coat of arms of Carlos III. Inside the fort we found the 'troop room' and the 'Chamber of the official' united by a common stack with two mouths and the 'south room or the room of stables ' with 14 stalls and ground paved.

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Founded: 1766
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Tomas Rincon Garcia (59 days ago)
The Bezmiliana Fortress is the most emblematic monument in Rincón de la Victoria. Built in 1766 by order of Carlos III, it is a fort that tried to combat the Berber attacks on the coast. This Strong House serves as a museum. Precisely this autumn it hosts several exhibitions of painting, sculpture and poetry in two of its interior rooms. Although, what is very striking is the boy who greets you and tells you that admission is free. Do not miss its wonderful views.
Oscar Ruz (3 months ago)
Good state of conservation located in a well-kept place and near the seafront. Today used as an exhibition hall.
Panda (5 months ago)
It's a castle on the streets very pretty
Jonás Pascual (InDyZ) (6 months ago)
Nice fortress with gardens, in which cultural events are held, a must to visit if you are in Rincón.
Jörge (13 months ago)
Fortress built in the 18th century to defend the town from attacks by English and Dutch pirates. It is currently used as a cultural center. The state of conservation is exceptional
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