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13 reviews of The Espantaperros Tower

The most famous part of the Alcazaba

The most famous and important tower of the Alcazaba de Badajoz is the Atalaya Tower, known locally as the Espantaperros (“Marvel”) Tower.

It was declared a Historic Monument by the Spanish state. The adobe construction was built by the Almohads in the 12th century although an area for the bell was added in the 16th century. It has an octagonal base and measures 30-meters high.

It’s possible to hire a guided visit on weekend and this allows you the chance to explore the inside of the tower and go up to the top. As a piece of trivia, it’s said that this tower served as the model for the Golden Tower in Seville.

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