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Almunecar Watchtowers Los Pinos (Velilla)

Torre de Velilla in Almuñécar

Almunecar Watchtowers Los Pinos

The Tower of Velilla, also known as the Torre del Hachuelo, is located on the hilltop of Velilla, in the Los Pinos urbanization, an area that the Phoenician people had once chosen to bury their loved ones.

The tower, dating to the 16th – 17th centuries, was built atop the remains of an ancient tower that was used as a beacon tower or communication tower. This tower communicated to its two closest neighbors, the Taramay Watchtower to the east and the Almunecar San Miguel Castle to the west.

Almunecar Watchtowers Los Pinos

Getting There

It is located in the Los Pinos Urbanization on the eastern side of town. You can access this urbanization from the Velilla coastal road or the N-340 highway going towards Salobreña.

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