Macenas Tower

Aqura de Emedio, Spain

Macenas castle or watchtower 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 1990’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.

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Founded: 18th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Mark Denson (5 years ago)
No entry available. Alright for beach.
Martin Jones (5 years ago)
Nice quiet beach. Picturesque fort but not public entry.
Helen Savage (5 years ago)
Miles ond Miles of beautiful beaches. For lunch head a few more Km into the hills and stop a a neat little bar restaurant at the top of the hill for beer and tapas. Coffee great as well.
luisa havenhand (5 years ago)
Beautiful amazing sea views excellent food
John Carlyle-Clarke (5 years ago)
Impressive beach and the fort is pretty from a distance. They could make more of it, and the half-built hotel is a blot on the landscape
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