Moratxa Tower

Address:Rocamaura. 17258 L'Estartit
Price: free of charge

Moratxa Tower is an ancient defence tower, from XIVth-XVth centuries that during its period allowed to warn about the arrival of pirate ships to the coast from the North of Africa, who came on this coast for plundering. From here a fire was then made to warn people around, so that they could take refuge. Today, all that remains of the old tower is the base, but on the walls inside you can still see the marks made for centuries by the reeds during the climb up to the warning lights.

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Torre Moratxa, Montaña Rocamaura, l'Estartit

L'interior de Torre Moratxa conserva les marques de les canyes que es pujaven per cremar

Vues de Tour Moratxa vers le sud, la plaine de Pals et le Cap de Begur

En face de la Torre Moratxa se trouve la Montagne de Rocamaura, 226 mts, aussi à l'Estartit

Turm Moratxa, l'Estartit, Girona, Costa Brava

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