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Contact details

Plaza Mayor
10003  Cáceres  (Extremadura)
http://turismo.ayto-caceres.es/
Tel.:+34 927246789

Location

Autonomous region:
Extremadura

Province/Island:
Cáceres

Cáceres

Description

Relatively square Moorish tower. After the reconquest of Cáceres in 1170 by Ferdinand II of León, a relation of his set up the Cáceres Congregation in the city, which was later to become the Order of the Knights of Santiago. The name of the tower comes from that of Caliph Abú-Ya’qub, whose troops took the city in 1173. Until they finally yielded to the siege, the tower had served the knights of the Order as a defensive bastion. It became known as the Clock Tower in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is currently open to the public.

Construction:
Tower

Artistic period:
Arab

Historic period:
12th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Jun 01 to Sep 30
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 17:30 to 20:30




From Oct 01 to May 31
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:30 to 19:30




Prices

General: €2
Children: Admission free

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