Ortegicar Tower – Ortegicar Castle – Cañete la Real
The Ortegicar Tower is a unique example of military architecture of the Middle Ages in the province of Málaga. It is a square buildin, built in a walled complex next to the Guadalteba River, in the Andalusian municipality of Cañete la Real.
This tower served a defensive function shelter the population living on the farm, playing and important role during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in the battles fought in the area between the Spanish troops and Nazari.
The Ortegicar Tower measures 18,6 meters high with a square base of about 8,80 m in each of the sides and has three floors with diferent covers.