In 1539, Charles I ordered that the Cope Tower be built with the aim of exercising control over the Murcian coast, ravaged at that time by North African corsairs of Muslim origin.
The work was completed on July 3, 1576. However, later, the tower suffered various destructions and reforms. Its structure was modified in 1702 to house a larger garrison. The last of these renovations occurred in 1801. In the 19th century, with the disappearance of piracy, the tower was dismantled and abandoned.
In recent times, the tower has been restored, following the remodeling of the 18th century, to highlight an example of defensive construction on the Murcian coast.
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