During the 15th and 17th centuries, the Catalan coastline suffered numerous pirate raids. The population of Santa Susanna built large towers and fortified their homes to protect themselves against these dangers, keeping a watch on the sea and raising the alarm if corsairs were sighted. A number of these towers still remain today in Santa Susanna. Would you like to explore them?
‘Towers in Sight’ Route: sign up for the guided tour of the town’s various fortified towers, along with a visit to the paintings in the church and the town cooperative, to enjoy a tasting of local produce. For information about terms and bookings, please contact the Santa Susanna Tourism Office.
Can Bonet d’Avall
Carrer Miralles, s/n, Santa Susanna
Calle Miralles, Santa Susanna
The lower Can Bonet tower has a rectangular layout. It was probably built in the late 15th century. It was refurbished and improved in 1805, to plaster the walls and paint them in ochre, while also modifying the upper part. This means it now has the appearance of a tower four centuries later than when it was built, as it is similar to a construction from the 19th century.