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Discover the History and Beauty of Torreón de la Peça

Torreón de la Peça is an emblematic historic monument located in the charming coastal town of Calpe, in the province of Alicante, Valencia. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this site and discover its role in the defense of the city for centuries.

HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE

Torreón de la Peça has its roots in the period between the 13th and 14th centuries when the alquería of Calp was fortified to protect it from Muslim attacks. Calpe’s coastal location made it vulnerable to pirate raids, and in the 16th century, under the reign of Carlos V, the walls were ordered to be repaired to fortify the city. For centuries, the tower played a crucial role in defense against pirate attacks, including the assault of 1637 and the attack that gave rise to the patron saint festivals in 1744.

ARCHITECTURE AND IMPORTANCE

Torreón de la Peça, named after a fort with a piece of artillery that existed in the past, represents a tangible testimony of Calpe’s military history. Although the original fort was demolished in the 20th century, the site retains its historical significance, and its architecture evokes past times of defense and resistance.

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Arco de entrada. Torreon de la peça calpe

VISITOR EXPERIENCES

Today, Torreón de la Peça has become a popular tourist destination attracting visitors from all over the world. Tourists can enjoy guided tours to learn more about the history and original function of the tower, as well as take in the impressive panoramic views it offers from its privileged location. Additionally, the tower provides an ideal setting for taking memorable photographs and enjoying unforgettable moments with family or friends.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

We recommend that your visit includes a stroll through the old town of the city. Additionally, feel free to check out our recommendations on what to see and do in Calpe to make the most of your visit to this beautiful coastal city.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Torreón de la Peça in Calpe!

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