Originally on the northeast facade of the tower was a porthole in an original square shape from the 16th century whereby, when sighting the enemy, they could shoot and thereby deter the attacker. «In military architecture , it is a type of loophole , an opening made in a wall from where pieces of light artillery are fired with protection .» We could not find remains of another among the rubble of the ruin but it could be that other facades existed more. This, intact with the passing of the centuries thanks to being in one of the corners of ashlar masonry that remained standing.
At the top of the tower we find crenellated perimeter with merlons not originating from it.
The pool at its best, at sunset or in the twilight of the night, shines with its own light. Invite to a relaxing bath while contemplating the monument or, why not, having a good glass of wine.
It was built years after finishing the work on the tower and attached house. It is from the Desjoyaux firm . Some details were added such as an exterior wall to raise it from the base of the floor and rustic style tiles were added to try to blend with the rest of the environment.
Refractory facing brick arches.
In the house and outside we can see a series of arches that make up the architecture. Some of stone ashlars, others of stone and cement masonry and others like this one, of brick and cement. This one belongs to a series of four arches, two on each side of a central figure that separates the pool from a vaulted tunnel; it connects the outdoor barbecue with the garage entrance and exposes the tower with its semi-detached house and garden. A walk with beautiful general views.
Skylight or window detail with wrought iron grating.
It is a small window placed on the facade of the semicircular arch of the parade ground. There is one on each side of the entrance of the same and communicates outside with another patio to access the house and summer dining room. Just above this window was placed a coat of arms, the surname of the author of the work Pedro Guillena, carved in stone and tailored for its perfect placement. Hence the name given to this patio.
It was decided to make this archway to solve an access problem, remaining perfectly integrated into the main structure as a whole.
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