This defensive tower was built during the Muslim era in the 12th century.

It is highly likely that it formed part of the Almohad fortress’ defensive system – the plot of which is known to be near Saint Matthew Square. This tourist centre lies in the old Jewish quarter and consists of a typical house of the era, with a garden-vantage point and the tower, a magnificent example of Almohad fortification. Rising six metres above the barbican, from here we can take in some of the city’s most breath-taking views such as the Virgin of the Mountain Santuary, the Ribera del Marco, Concejo Fountain, Saint Marquino... etc. The tower lobby has been coverted into a garden-viewpoint, boasting some 550 m² which are used for various cultural activities and also allowing visitors a well-earned rest. Inside, on both floors, are images of the city’s civil and military architecture and religious past, the highlight of these being those loaned by local artist, Eusebio Salgado.


Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00 and 17:30 - 20:30 (summer) and 16:30 - 19:30 (winter)