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.
Torre del Mar
Avinguda del Mar, s/n, Santa Susanna
Avinguda del Mar, Santa Susanna
The Torre del Mar follows the cylindrical model, but differs from the other watchtowers in its larger diameter. And also its position, located closer to the sea than the other towers. As a result, the train platforms stand at the base of the tower, perfectly illustrating the blend of modernity and tradition in Santa Susanna.