In Moraira (Alicante) you will find Moraira Castle and the Watchtower of the Cap d’Or, which, in the past, formed part of the defensive system that protected the city from attacks and assaults by enemies. That is, they were Moraira’s fortresses. At present the tower is still standing and is one of the main tourist attractions of the town.
The Watchtower of the Cap d’Or
This defensive tower was built in the XVI century and it is located on the highest part of Monte Cap d’Or, so the views from up there are impressive. It stands out for its circular design, which has a diameter of seven meters in diameter and its height of eleven meters. In addition, inside its massive, reinforced walls make up half of its area.
As a curiosity, it is worth noting that in ancient times you could only access the tower by throwing a rope down from the first floor. People climbed up the rope and it was more difficult for the intruders to reach the interior of the tower.
Moraira Castle on the Costa Blanca
This castle was built in the century XVIII and is one of the most famous and most-visited on the Costa Blanca. If you visit this area, we urge you not to miss this fortress. Unlike the watchtower, the castle that can be visited today is simply a reconstruction and recreation of what it was in the past. The original castle was completely destroyed in 1801 by the English.
The castle had a semi-circular façade and was very important because it was the first ox hoof-shaped blockhouse that was built on the Valencian coast.
These are the fortresses of Moraira. They are one of the main tourist attractions in the area and are worth visiting for their cultural and historical interest.