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Salt Tower


Perched on a promontory on the coast of Casares between the mouth of the Manilva River and Arroyo de la Jordana is the Torre de la Sal, also known as Torre del Salto de la Mora.

It has two levels and has the peculiarity of having a square floor plan. This characteristic, and the fact that it stands right beside the water, gives it the appearance of a small fortress.

Records of the Salt Tower go back to the 16th century, where it appears listed in the Official System of Towers of the Navy. It is likely an Islamic work, specifically because of its Nasrid typology.

The tower was ordered to be built by Carlos I to Don Rodrigo Ponce de León, Duke of Arcos and Lord of Casares, in a letter dated September 4, 1528, in the place known as Cala del Salto de la Mora, for the defense of the coast against pirate raids. The duke also had a salt mine built next to the tower which, from then on, was renamed Torre de la Sal.

It is currently included in the "Restoration Project of the Historic Watchtowers of the Province of Malaga" promoted by the Ministry of Environment, Directorate General of Coasts, to improve its condition, with a view to a possible future tourist and cultural use.