Military architecture in Velez Malaga


"Thanks be to God sirs, for bringing us to such good quarters for if I do not deceive myself the ground we stand on is that of Velez Malaga" Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes

-Fortress of Vélez - Málaga: also called Castle, crowns a hill that dominates all the old part of the town. Along with the so-called Puerta de Antequera, was almost completely destroyed during the French invasion and its remains used as quarry. The Tower of homage has been recovered and its environment improved . It has been used as a Royal House, general captaincy , jail and Town Hall.


-Walls: only some sections of the joint old walls and two of the four original gates, the Real gate and the gate of Antequera, have been preserved.
-Castle of Torre del Mar: only some sections of the wall were preserved in homes attached to the castle in the 19th and 20th centuries.
-Casa Fuerte del Marqués: also called Castle of the Marquis. It is located in Valle-Niza and it was built in the 18th century for defensive purposes. It consists of two semicircular bastions joined by a wall. The interior is distributed around a rectangular courtyard. It was formerly surrounded by a moat. It now houses a cook school.
-Watch towers: what was the old defensive system along the coast (the watch towers) still remains: Torre Gorda, Benajarafe, Chilches, Lagos, Mezquitilla. and Manganeta and El Jaral, both in Almayate.

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