This kingdom lies throughout the coast of Murcia
, from the towns of the Mar Menor
to the Mediterranean coastal strip of Cartagena
. Originally, the task of many of these castles and lookout fortresses was to safeguard the fishers
and villagers of neighbouring villages from the attacks of the fearsome Barbary pirates.
In the area of the Mar Menor
, a few towers are still standing, such as the Negro y Rame Tower
in Los Alcázares. The origin of the town's name is Arabic, al-Kazar, and it actually means castle or fortress.
there are also many points of interest such as the Horses Tower -Torre de los Caballos-
, the Molinete Tower
, Los Vélez Castle
and Carlentín Castle
; and in Águilas
make sure you don't miss the ancient Tébar and Chuecos castles
, the Cope Tower
and the famous San Juan de las Águilas Castle
counts on defensive buildings from every era, ranging from Santa Elena Tower
in Azohía and el Fuerte de Navidad -the Christmas Fortress-
, both built in the 16th and 17th century, to more modern but still legendary sites, such as San Julián Castle, Castillitos, La Concepción Castle
, Galeras, Atalaya, Roldán and Batería de las Cenizas
, among many others.