Year of visit
  • 2015

Location

Adress: , Murcia, Spain.

Las Fuentes Tower

Las Fuentes Tower, locally known as Torre de Las Fuentes or Torre de los Templarios, lies in a park west of the town of Caravaca de la Cruz in the province of Murcia in Spain.

Las Fuentes Tower was built in the first quarter of the 17th century by Diego Godínez and María Melgares as the core of an estate composed of houses, wine cellars, sheepfolds, orchards, olive groves, mulberry fields and dry lands. The tower was used as a residence and had a hermitage, with a Latin-cross-shaped floorplan annexed to it. The tower might have incorporated an older predecessor.

In the second half pf the 18th century it belonged to a Diego Uribe y Caro, who was Marquess of San Mamés and Viscount of the Tower of las Fuentes.

At present the area is called Fuentes del Marqués. The park can freely be visited. The interior of the tower can be visited but was closed when I visited. Nice but not very interesting. Caravaca de la Cruz Castle is nearby.


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Year of visit
  • 2015

Location

Adress: , Murcia, Spain.

Year of visit
  • 2015

Location

Adress: , Murcia, Spain.

Las Fuentes Tower

Las Fuentes Tower, locally known as Torre de Las Fuentes or Torre de los Templarios, lies in a park west of the town of Caravaca de la Cruz in the province of Murcia in Spain.

Las Fuentes Tower was built in the first quarter of the 17th century by Diego Godínez and María Melgares as the core of an estate composed of houses, wine cellars, sheepfolds, orchards, olive groves, mulberry fields and dry lands. The tower was used as a residence and had a hermitage, with a Latin-cross-shaped floorplan annexed to it. The tower might have incorporated an older predecessor.

In the second half pf the 18th century it belonged to a Diego Uribe y Caro, who was Marquess of San Mamés and Viscount of the Tower of las Fuentes.

At present the area is called Fuentes del Marqués. The park can freely be visited. The interior of the tower can be visited but was closed when I visited. Nice but not very interesting. Caravaca de la Cruz Castle is nearby.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/fuentes-tower#sigFreeIdde1c431cfc

Year of visit
  • 2015

Location

Adress: , Murcia, Spain.