This structure was built in the late 15th century after the capture of the city by the Catholic Kings to maintain control of the region and to monitor the route from Granada to the coast near Lanjarón.
The tower is situated on a rocky promontory overlooking the entire town. It consists of a tower with seven irregular sides whose walls rest on very steep slopes.
The stronghold was severely damaged during the rebellion of the Moors and during the French invasion, leaving it almost totally demolished.
It has been completely rebuilt and is now used as the town’s exhibition centre. The interior is divided into two floors, with several elongated halls, covered by barrelled vaults.