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  • Rincón de la Victoria
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Guided tour of Rincón de la Victoria: Departure Point: From Bezmiliana Castle, also called Bezmiliana Fortress or Castillon, which is an 18th century fortress located in the municipality of Rincón de la Victoria, in the province of Malaga, Spain. It is a fortress built in 1766 by order of King Carlos III with the aim of fighting the English and Dutch pirates, very active in the area at that time. It consists of a quadrangular building and two floors separated by barrel vaults, surrounded by a masonry wall with two towers and a moat. It is currently used as a cultural and exhibition center, which can be visited. Then go along the promenade enjoying the beautiful beach to Minarete ... or El Cantal Watch Tower, of Nasrid origin with its scenic viewpoint from which you can see the long beach of Rincon de la Victoria, which has a length of approximately seven kilometers, extending from Rincon to La Cala del Moral. The beacon tower of El Cantal is located on a cliff about 30 meters above the sea, has a trunk-conical shape, with maximum and minimum circumference diameters of 7.15 and 6.25 meters. respectively, being its height of 10.65 meters. Inside is the famous Treasure Cave, of underwater origin forming a cliff. There is another tower, the battlement tower of Torre de Benagalbón, located on a small mound, also has a trunk-conical shape with a circumference diameter of 7 meters. in base and 6 meters. in coronation, with a height of 10.50 meters. Functionally, these buildings are developed in two characteristic spaces, one with a roof terrace and the other with an interior chamber, with a spiral staircase inside. ) Finally ascension to the Cave of the Treasure, which is of marine origin. Its galleries were formed below the water level by currents and waves. Later, all this area of El Cantal emerged and with it the different cavities and grottos that are here like the Treasure Cave. This origin makes its most characteristic formations are the throats and columns. Subsequently, freshwater filtrations have created some phenomena more typical of limestone caves such as stalactites and stalagmites. It has remains of cave painting that were already described in 1918 by the Abbe Breuil. Archaeological remains of the Treasure Cave are preserved in the National Archaeological Museum of Madrid. There are numerous ceramic remains found belonging to the Neolithic and objects of lithic flint industry among which an arrowhead of the Solutrense stands out. Human and animal remains have also appeared. The Cave is mostly known for the oral and written tradition of the existence of a hidden treasure here during the Andalusian era. This tradition is reflected in the writings of S. XVII by Fray Antonio Agustín de Milla y Suazo. The treasure was hidden by the emperor of the Almoravids Tasufin Ibn Ali in the 12th century, of which several gold coins have been found. Guide Offered by Alex Che https://wordpress.com/view/viajaresaprenderblog.wordpress.com https://www.youtube.com/user/pasaportetv

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Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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