Defensive watchtower (16th c.).
A Renaissance watchtower, 13.5 m, which was part of the coastal defensive system developed during the 16th and 17th centuries to defend the coast from the attacks of Barbaresque pirates.
Although there are documents proving the existence of three towers in the natural park’s limits, the Gerro tower, a Renaissance fort is the only still remaining. It is one of the coast’s most outstanding towers. It has a circular shape, shaped like a truncated cone divided in 2 parts featuring a King Charles V coat-of-arms, supported by three cantilevers. The tower owes its name to its strange shape as a “pitcher or gerro” (a valencian language word for jar).
The Gerro tower is located at the end of the road of Les Rotes, on the border with the municipality of Xàbia.
The access to it should be done by walking, although it is possible to approach by vehicle up to 300 meters by an asphalted road that crosses all the urbanization that is in that mountain, until arriving at the Via Làctia street without exit.