Torre del Aguila (Torre del'aguilo) and beautiful panoramic views in Villajoyosa

Torre del Aguilo or the Tower of Finestrat (La Torre de Finestrat) is one of the ancient watchtowers. Previously, such watchtowers were built along the entire Mediterranean coast, in order to provide coastal protection in case of enemy attacks.

Now the tower declared object of cultural interest and is included in the list of attractions in Villajoyosa (La Vila Joiosa). Currently, the Tower Aguila enjoys a very lively interest among tourists.

Located tower'aguilo on top of the homonym hill, the outskirts of Villajoyosa, Finestrat near.

Climb to the top of the hill to the tower, you can walk from Finestrat and Benidorm or Villajoyosa, as well as by car to the lift.

From Villajoyosa to the tower has a fairly good trail, and from the Benidorm main part of the climb takes you on the wild trails. The second option is lift heavier, but more interesting.

Rise from Finestrat

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If you want to diversify your beach vacation, the trip to the tower will be a pleasant walk among the pines.

On top of the hill is a viewing platform which offers beautiful panoramic views of Finestrat, part of Benidorm, the mountain range and the Mediterranean sea.

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Torre del Aguila

Watchtower Aguila dates back to the year 1530, was built to protect Villajoyosa and included in the main coastal defence district of the Costa Blanca, in which there were four locks and five watchtowers, the oldest of which is the tower'aguilo.

In the period between 1500 and 1750 years this tower was used for observation of Berber pirate fleets. To signal danger, on the roof of the tower was lit by a smoky fire. The tower was guarded by three soldiers, whose duties also included daily morning check of the nearby beaches. The tower was erected a small artillery mortar below, in case of danger, to shoot at the pirates approaching Villajoyosa and Benidorm.

Near the tower you can see the mention of old kiln (calera) of the XVI century, used for burning lime. The watchtower was built of limestone, which was available in the area in large numbers. Limestone has been used for stones of which walls and towers, and mortar, which is made of water, sand and quicklime, and then cementious for several days in an oven at a temperature of 900°C. For the purpose of roasting was to dig a hole of oval shape, then the pit was partly covered with stones, and then, for warmth, treated with a solution. Over the very same pit was placed hundreds of rocks, forming a set of conical shape, reaching several meters in height, and in the top left hole, it turns out that something in the likeness of a chimney. To keep warm, the outer side of the structure was plastered with clay. To maintain a constant fire, bushes and tree branches constantly smoldering in the pit.

After exploring the main attractions, at the top of the hill you can walk for quite a comfortable path, which offers beautiful views of the mountainous coast of Villajoyosa.

This path will lead to the Raco Del Conill beach - the official nudist beach.

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