Views from Torre Morisca

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Just in front. Steep narrow path to the top.

(13th - 15th century / 1940 - Late medieval / Francoism)

The top of Puig de la Morisca is a natural viewing point. The great view that it provides, from Norfeu to beyond the bay of Montjoi, has made it ideal for the construction of watchtowers to defend the area from that dangers that have come from the sea since ancient times: first a circular tower in late medieval times and, in the 20th century, a small military building with a bunker.

Nothing of the original tower, after which the summit was surely named, still remains. It was probably destroyed during the construction of the current building. However, it is known that, before the Civil War, at the top there were still the remains of a circular wall, a metre and a half tall and 90 centimetres wide which, given its typology, would have been from medieval times.

The end of the Civil War led Franco to face the fear of an allied invasion. This led him to draw up a plan to fortify the whole coast and the Pyrenees. The strategic value of this point led to the construction of a small barracks and a bunker, as a support for the coastal battery established in Punta Falconera, although the military never settled here.