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Tourism invests 112,500 euros in the recovery of a watchtower Mazarrón (16/11/2010)

The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Pedro Alberto Cruz, opened today with the mayor of Mazarrón, Francisco Blaya, Tower Bolnuevo Horses, a performance for which the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has allocated a total of EUR 112,500 Tourist Consortium through Mazarrón.

Cruz said that action "must be assigned a double significance" and that "from the cultural point of view there is a further step to recover a jewel of the heritage of the Region of Murcia and your visit will be an acquisition of knowledge of what is the tower itself, all the religious background and traditions that are associated with. "

To this is added as a second aspect to note, that "has always spoken to the coast of Murcia was lack of viewpoints and these towers help meet that need."

Moreover, "this performance is remarkable for the combination of culture and tourism, for the production of wealth that will motivate and complement the sun and beach tourism."

The action is included in the project through the Mazarron Tourist Consortium, is being carried out for the enhancement of the route of the coastal defensive towers of the town, among which is the winch tower, opened in June this year, and for which the Department allocated 272,000 euros, and the Tower of Santa Isabel.

Interventions that have been made in the Tower of Bolnuevo have been the consolidation and restoration of cultural property, improving the accessibility, environment conditioning as a public space and measures to inform and performing.

History of the Tower of the Horses

La Torre de los Caballos is a coastal defensive tower built between the XV and XVI and possession of the documentation of cultural interest.

This Tower has special significance in the history of Mazarron, and the Jubilee Year Award Mariano has focused attention on the story of the miracle of the Immaculate, Virgin owner of the municipality.

According to tradition, in 1585, the miraculous intercession of the Immaculate Virgin prevented an incursion of Barbary pirates who wanted to attack the town of Mazarrón, causing them to flee leaving behind arms and flag, which still remains.

The history of Mazarrón is a very unpopulated area with little defense and a real danger of building a series of fortified posts along the entire coast to serve as a lookout to warn of pirate landings.

The pirates were a constant throughout the coast of Murcia during the XV, XVI and XVII, which saw the construction of defensive fortifications, by way of watchtowers, along the coastline.

Source: CARM

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