Groups of rural development for Jaén province

Ero tower

Ero tower

Municipality: Santisteban del Puerto

Regions: Condado de Jaén

Latitude: 38.180811°

Longitude: -3.244466°

Altitude: 598.459 m


Video


Description

This turret, dating from the second half of the 13th century, faces the River Guadalimar. It is in the town of Santisteban del Puerto, right on the border with Navas de San Juan and marks its boundary. Due to its strategic location overlooking vast olive groves, it was used to send signals to people in other castles.

This rural, rectangular-based turret was built using small masonry bricks and has bedchambers on two floors.

On the ground floor, one can enter the castle through a small gothic style door. The first thing we find is a small room with a rip vaulted roof. From here, up a half spiral staircase built within the wall, one can reach the rooftop terrace where there are several loopholes.

Ero Turret is part of a defensive system set up in the surroundings of Santisteban del Puerto after King Ferdinand II The Saint conquered the town in 1226. In addition to the Ero Turret, a number of fortified enclosures were built such as Torre Alver or Poyato.

Photo Gallery


Ero tower
Ero tower
Ero tower
Ero tower
Ero tower
Ero tower
Ero tower

Location

Project funded by:

European Union Feder Funds Junta de Andalucía

Project coordinated by:

Association for Rural Development for the District of El Condado de Jaén Association for Rural Development of Sierra Sur de Jaén Group for Rural Development of Sierra de Segura Association for Rural Development of Sierra Mágina Association for Socioeconomic Development of La Loma y Las Villas Association for Rural Development of Campiña Norte de Jaén Association for Rural Development of Sierra de Cazorla
Castillos y Fortalezas de la Provincia de Jaén