Torre de Benagalbón watchtower

I came across another of these watchtowers, or beacon towers (torres alemenaras), this one in Torre de Benagalbón, opposite the Guardia Civil station.

It was built in the 14th century to keep a lookout for pirates and raiders and smoke (daytime) and fires (nighttime) would be used to warn the local residents.

Torre del Benagalbón beacon
Torre del Benagalbón

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