Los Velez Castle (Mazarron - Murcia)

Los Velez Castle (Mazarron)

This is a medieval fortress dating from the late 15th century, located in the heart of the city, with an area of approximately 3,000 square meters. This construction served as an occasional dwelling place for the Marquis of Los Velez. To access it, one must cross the upper part of its walls and an old drawbridge.

From its watchtowers, one could see a large part of the bay of Mazarron, in order to alert the population about invasions or enemy attacks. The castle is distributed on one floor, with wide walls and a parade ground.

Little remains of the castle's original structure, which was submerged in its own rubble when a mining shaft was allowed to be drilled within its facilities.

The property is declared a Site of Cultural Interest.

  What to see in Mazarron