Pirulico Tower

Pirulico Tower, locally known as Torre del Pirulico, lies on a rocky outcrop next to the sea, south of the village of Ventanicas-el-Cantal in the province of Almería in Spain.

Pirulico Tower was built during Nasrid rule during the 13th or 14th century. It would continue to be used during the 16th century when it was incorporated in the chain of towers for coastal defense against Barbary pirates.

It is a round tower with a peculiar tunnel through its base. Entrance to the tower was through a doorway 7 meters from the ground. There there was a small habitat with a mural staircase giving access to a defensive platform.

It was restored in 2009.

At present Pirulico Tower can freely be visited. A simple tower but on a nice location. Macenas Tower is nearby.


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Pirulico Tower

Pirulico Tower, locally known as Torre del Pirulico, lies on a rocky outcrop next to the sea, south of the village of Ventanicas-el-Cantal in the province of Almería in Spain.

Pirulico Tower was built during Nasrid rule during the 13th or 14th century. It would continue to be used during the 16th century when it was incorporated in the chain of towers for coastal defense against Barbary pirates.

It is a round tower with a peculiar tunnel through its base. Entrance to the tower was through a doorway 7 meters from the ground. There there was a small habitat with a mural staircase giving access to a defensive platform.

It was restored in 2009.

At present Pirulico Tower can freely be visited. A simple tower but on a nice location. Macenas Tower is nearby.


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