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Ancient Torre de la Vela

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Ancient Torre de la Vela


Basic Information

Location Lucena, Spain
Country Spain
City Lucena
Address Lucena, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 37.4078,-4.4859


The old medieval Torre de la Vela stood until the second half of the 20th century and was located at the entrance to the current calle Juan Valera on the corner of calle Julio Romero de Torres or de las Torres.

It formed part of the old city wall, inside which stood Lucena's Jewish quarter. The wall extended from calle Juan Valera and then along calle de las Torres at an angle, named thus due to the existence of several defensive towers. Torre de la Vela, perhaps the most important tower on the wall, formed part of the cloistered convent of Santa Clara.

Note should be made of the nearby Palacio de los Marqueses de Torreblanca, Círculo Lucentino, a palace built in the mid-19th century. The palace features a courtyard with an archway decorated with traditional tiling, and the Hall of Mirrors on the upper floor, adorned with splendid mirrors acquired in France by the illustrious Cordoban painter Julio Romero de Torres.

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