Torre del Puerco (tower) | An historical sentry

Loma del Puerco


The afternoon falls and on the strip of cliffs along La Barrosa you can see a stone tower, one of a series that, long ago (16th century), were ordered to be built by Philip II to defend the coast from the attacks of the Barbary pirates.

Despite its low height, from its base, seven metres above sea level, you can see all along the spectacular length of the Chiclana coast and, we assure you, enjoy one of the most impressive sunsets in the south.

Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and witness to one of the great battles that took place on the Andalusian coast (The Battle of Chiclana, 1811, during the War of Independence), it served as a watchtower to control the ancient passage of bluefin tuna and is a privileged lookout point for the observation of the annual passage of thousands of migratory birds.