Congresos de la Universitat Politècnica de València, FORTMED2015 - International Conference on Modern Age Fortifications of the Western Mediterranean coast

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Intervención y puesta en valor de la Torre de Los Caballos. Un nuevo espacio museístico dedicado a las torres vigía de la costa de Mazarrón
Pedro E. Collado Espejo

Última modificación: 17-07-2015


The Tower of Los Caballos is one of the three watchtowers built between the 15th and 16th centuries in Mazarrón (Murcia - Spain), in order to warn the population of eventual incursions by Berber pirates. The Tower is located on the coastline and is currently annexed to the Immaculate Conception Chapel. It has a square plan, two internal levels and a crenelated roof, built of stone and lime masonry. With the restoration and enhancement of the Tower, the original structures have been consolidated, by improving accessibility and internal roominess and its adaptation to the environment. Moreover, a museum space has been created with information panels and didactic materials devoted to “Watch towers and the history of the Miracle”, which enhances this Tower as an important tourist, cultural and leisure resource of Mazarrón.


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