Blind Tower (Cartagena - Murcia)

Blind Tower (Cartagena)

This tower is a Roman sepulchral monument from the first century BC. It is located on the outskirts of the historic centre of Cartagena and in its time it formed a necropolis that was located in the main entrance to the city.

It is currently one of the best-preserved burial towers from the Roman period in the entire Iberian Peninsula. It has some inscriptions that are now practically illegible due to their deterioration, but these allowed us to determine that this monument was dedicated in his time to Tito Didio, proconsul of Hispania Citerior in the year 94 BC.

Due to the legends that spread about the existence of possible treasures inside, this tower was perforated and damaged by neighbours during the 18th century, in an effort to find those supposed treasures. Later, in the middle of the 20th century, it was Pedro San Martín who was in charge of restoring it.

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