Moya Watchtower – Vélez Málaga
The Moya Watchtower is located a few meters from Benajarafe Beach, only separated bt the Ctra. de Almería, N-340, in the andalusian municipality of Velez-Malaga.
The Moya Watchtower was built in the second half of the 18th century to locate artillery. The tower has a half circle extended with two oblique spurs or hornbreaks on the back (plant of hoof or horseshoe) Its approximate perimeter is 53 meters and its height is over 10 meters. Its interior consist of two floors and roof. The surface of the chambers is increased as it incrases at the same time as the thickness of the walls decreases. The entrance is located six meters from the ground on the eastern side of the right spike, protected by saeteras. Next to the access, a small room. Through a flight of stairs you descend to the main room covered with a brick vault and with two side windows (all necesary services are in the northern flank, fireplace, cupboard…). Under this room is the basement of Santa Barbara. Finally the roof is surrounded by parapet and presents two turrets with loopholes and covered with Mourish tiles.