Atalaya Castle (Cartagena)

With its great strategic location, the Atalaya Castle, also called the Atalaya Fort, was built during the 17th century. It was a very important lookout post throughout history.

It is located 242 meters above sea level and its structure was created under an eclectic Neoclassical style of the Spanish French School. Its plan is in the shape of an isosceles trapezoid and it has five bastions for each vertex, apart from another at its southern end. A moat is located around it.

One enters a hall that leads to the first floor, where one will find the vaulted rooms where the garrison lived, a cistern, and the battlements that protected the artillerymen from enemy attacks.

On August 7, 1997, it was declared a Site of Cultural Interest.

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