Torre de Guzman

Torre de Guzman | Source: Texts: Diputación de Cádiz. Photos: Destino Cádiz.

The Guzman Tower is one of most important historical monuments of Conil de la Frontera. Proof of this is that it is the principle item of the coat of arms of the town.

Built in the early 14th century by Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, “Guzmán el Bueno”, it is in the Gothic style. It was the center element from which the urban expansion of the city began.

At its base the Plaza Mayor was created, now called Plaza de Santa Catalina, which housed the main buildings of the town: the parish church of Santa Catalina, council houses, the grammar school and the main servants houses of the Dukes house. This place has been the scene of all the public events of the town until the mid-19th century.