MARENYET TOWER

Cullera, Valencia



Marenyet Tower


This tower is built as a result of the attacks of the pirates to Cullera, to serve as a watch point at the mouth of the river. In these watchtowers there were four "sea guards" who were responsible for monitoring the coast.


Its construction is of rough masonry, it is approximately 10 m in diameter at its base and 15 m in height. Its shape is a truncated cone. It follows the typology of defensive towers: circular towers with height partially equal to its diameter, small access door, embrasures as only open bays in the wall and located quite high, several floors connected internally and topped with a crenellated terrace.


More information:


Lorena Porca
96 173 26 43
guia_museu@cullera.es

 


 

ADDRESS
46400
Cullera, Valencia
CONTACT
Salvador Vives
961720000
prensa@cullera.es
PERIOD
1500-1599
Medieval watchtower
CATEGORIES
Fortifications Defense towers
MORE INFO
INTERIOR FEATURES: Terrace, fireplace, open interiors, staircase.
EXTERIOR FEATURES: Beaches, car parking, patio, doors with nails, skylight, access for cars with gravel.
ATMOSPHERE: Dark, warlike and labyrinthine.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Height and width.
OTHER RESTRICTIONS: None.
STORAGE: None.
PARKING: Yes.
NOISES: Sea sounds.
DATES AND ACCESS HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday.




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