Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower)

C/. Callejoncillo, Plaza Mayor


This monumental setting, which presides over the church of San Juan Bautista, is one of the most unique and iconic architectural elements found in the historic centre.

Popularly known as Arquillo del Reloj, despite not being a religious building, history gave it the function of the bell tower for the church of San Juan Bautista, since the towers that were intended to house the bells of that temple were never built.

It is 30 metres high and is structured in four sections built from local natural sea rock. Its arch was one of the entrances to the old walled city.

Neoclassical in style and topped by a beautiful, tiled dome and a Latin cross, the bell tower enjoys some of the most beautiful and representative views of the city.

Together with the Ermita de Santa Ana (Hermitage of Saint Anne), it is the "spearhead" of a white landscape that is generally low in profile.


Date of construction: 16th century.