Contact details

Plaza Mayor
10003  Cáceres  (Extremadura)
Tel.:+34 927246789




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


  • 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


  • General: €2.5
  • Children: Admission free


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