Watchtowers

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.

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Torre de Vall Xirau

Urb. Alt Maresme – Carrer Formentor, 55

Urb. Alt Maresme – Carrer Formentor, 55

16th-17th century fortified tower with a round design abutting a former farmhouse now converted into summer holiday accommodation, within a modern urban development. It is in very good condition following restoration. The corbels of the defensive machicolation remain visible.