Lookout needs TLC

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LES CALETES TOWER: Only the base now remains.

THE 16th century Torre de Les Caletes in Benidorm belonged to a network built to protect the coast.

These towers were lookout posts where advance warning was given of pirates or other unwelcome visitors. Many have disappeared since then but others, like the Les Caletes tower, are now listed as an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC).

It is located on private land inside the Sierra Helada national park and the Compromis-Los Verdes party on the local council are claiming more protection for the ruined tower.

His party has always taken a special interest in restoring and preserving the tower in order to conserve Benidorm’s history and culture, said Compromis spokesman Josept Bigorra.

It is now very deteriorated, Bigorra said:  “Torre de Les Caletes has as much right to be as well-maintained as the Bellaguarda tower in Altea and the Aguilo tower in Villajoyosa.” 

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