Defensive Architecture

Coastal Batteries


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ATALAYÓN BATTERY - LA AZOHÍA

Located at a height of 345m, you can enjoy a panoramic view that extends from Escombreras island to Puerto de Mazarrón.

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CASTILLITOS BATTERY - LA AZOHÍA

Located on the tip of Cabo Tiñoso, at an altitude of 250 meters above sea levelr...

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JOREL BATTERY

Built between 1929 and 1933 within Primo de Rivera's Plan (1926 Defence plan). This battery is located on the tip of Cabo Tiñoso...

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LA CHAPA BATTERY

Located next to Portmán lighthouse, with a height of 48 meters above sea level. This coastal battery has four 15,24cm Vickers cannons.

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CENIZAS BATTERY

Built during the years 1930 to 1934 following Primo de Rivera's Plan, the settlement works began in 1929 and the pieces were...

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NEGRETE BATTERY

Built between 1930 and 1934, according to Primo de Rivera's Plan (1926 Defence Plan).

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SAN ISIDORO AND SANTA FLORENTINA BATTERY

These two batteries constitute a single position, constructively connected. They were conceived in Esteban de Panón's project in the 18th century and finished in 1739...

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SAN LEANDRO BATTERY

18th century fortification that is located next to the La Curra wharf. Its main mission was (in cooperation with the rest of the defence batteries of the port), to prevent enemy ships from entering.

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SANTA ANA ACASAMATADA BATTERY

This fortification is located on the coastline, on the ledge called Santa Ana. It is easily accessible through the road from the harbour to Escombreras dock.

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SANTA ANA COMPLEMENTARY BATTERY

It was built in 1888, to house two Krupp cannons. It is located on the coastline, to the North of Santa Ana Acasamatada battery...

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TRINCABOTIJAS BAJA BATTERY

This fortification is located on Cala Cortina's southern tip, with an approximate height of 50m above sea level.

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MAJOR ROYO BATTERY

This fortification is also known as Trincabotijas Alta. It is found as its namesake, located on Cala cortina's southern tip...

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FAJARDO BATTERIES AND BARRACKS

The Fajardo defensive complex is located on La Podadera area, located to the South of Galeras mountain...

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DESPEÑAPERROS FORT

This construction is located on Despeñaperros hill, on a height of 55m above sea level. It is the easternmost hill of all of hills that surround the city.

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CHRISTMAS FORT

The Christmas Fort is a fundamental element of the defensive system of the bay of Cartagena, next to the Christmas lighthouse. It dates back to the 17th century...

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SANTA ELENA TOWER

Located 22Kms from Cartagena, at a height of 70m from which the cove of La Azohía is dominated.

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