Torre Ferrana

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You are now next to the Torre Ferrana tower, declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest.

One especially noteworthy thing about it is its fortified elements, like the tower itself with machicolations and loopholes for attacking with firearms. This sort of fortification is typical of these farmhouses in the Empordà close to the sea; they do not have a decorative function nor are they for showing off power, rather they were made for defence against possible pirate attacks when there were still pirates in the Mediterranean who caused terror among the population. Another example of a fortified farmhouse is Torre Forçosa after you leave the Rec del Molí.

It is currently a centre for field trips for children, but farmhouses and towers like this one in the Empordà used to have agricultural functions which over the years have declined.