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The Molinete Tower

Mazarrón

Spanish name: Torre del Molinete

Torre del Molinete Elevated in a hill, the Molinete Tower can be found, also known as the Tower of the Catholic Monarchy. It is a watchtower in a circular shape, raised by a small rise in the hill, close to the Vélez Castle fort.
The Tower of Molinete was built by request of the Catholic Monarchy, who authorized it in 1490 as an appropriate structure for monitoring the coast. From its watchtower the coast could be controlled and measures could be taken for the area and the urban nucleus of Mazarrón to be protected against the frequent Berber pirate invasions. The tower is considered a Site of Cultural Interest.

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Torre del Molinete
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Torre del Molinete
Torre del Molinete
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Torre del Molinete
Torre del Molinete
Torre del Molinete

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