Tower of the Horses

16th-20th century

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Tower of the Horses, in Bolnuevo, was built in the 16th century, some years after the Tower of La Cumbre at Port of Mazarrón.


It was built for the same purpose as the other tower: to control this part of the littoral zone in the event of possible Barbary pirate invasions, which were a constant concern for the settlement. Its existence ensured calm for fishing in the inlet. In later centuries, the tower went through restorations and repairs, some within the restoration program performed on coastal towers during the 18th century. In the mid- twentieth century a chapel was added, dedicated to the Most Pure Conception in commemoration of the well knowned Miracle of the Virgin, although before this chapel was erected there were already some ancient buildings attached to the tower.

The tower has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest: 'Categoría de Monumento conforme a la disposición transitoria primera de la Ley 4/2007, de 16 de marzo de 2007, Patrimonio Cultural de la Comunidad Autonómica de Murcia'.

INTERPRETATION CENTRE TOWER OF THE HORSES

Av/ Mar Azul -30877 Bolnuevo- 
Tel.: 968 59 52 42 
factoriaromana@mazarron.es

OPENING HOURS: 
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed.
Winter
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: from 10am to 1pm and from 5pm to 8 pm. 
Sunday: from 10am to 1pm.
Summer
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: from 10am to 1pm and from 6pm to 9pm. 
Sunday: from 10am to 1pm. 

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