Torre Begura

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This fortified farmhouse located on the plain of the Ter river, was built on an old Roman villa on a small raise in the ground. It is 22 metres high and has four floors at different heights with small holes for positioning ladders.

“These farmhouses had to be fortified from the seventeenth century as defence from attacks by pirates and Berbers from as far away as north Africa or from the Medes Islands closer to hand, and who would make forays or incursions, and take prisoners as slaves or to charge a ransom, or take anything they could carry.”

The tower’s purpose was to make it possible to hold out for a while until reinforcements arrived, summoned with cries of “moros a la costa” (Moors ahoy).