Salafranca Tower

Walking through the Camí del Sereni we find the Salafranca tower. This noble structure, built in the sixteenth century, was part of the system of towers which provided surveillance and safeguard to the inhabitants of this enclave in the late Renaissance and during the Modern Period, a time in which the Camp d’Alacant (Alacant’s countryside) was frequently attacked by pirates. As usual the tower is part of a dwelling. Fortunately, it is still inhabited, which has kept the whole construction well preserved.

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Bonança Tower

Next to the starting point of the Camí de Lloixa (Lloixa pathway) we find this noble structure of the sixteenth century. Lloixa was a medieval enclave that was already mentioned in ancient documents in 1300. If the farm is located in a mythical landmark, the family living there is no less legendary, the Pascual de Bonança. The tower preserves that name and retains the noble coat of arms of the family. It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, along with the rest of defensive Cropland Towers (Torres de l’Horta).

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La Cadena Tower

Built in the seventeenth century, it was the residence of the Counts of Casas-Rojas. It is located on Avinguda Pintor Pérez Gil, a busy road that connects the traffic network with the university campus of Sant Joan, the clinical hospital, and the residential areas of the beaches. But this road was built in the first half of the year 2000. Until then, in the south of La Cadena, there was only an old road surrounded by croplands that spread croplands that spread to the neighbouring Soto tower, home of the Lords of Soto Ameno.

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Ansaldo Tower

In the district of Fabraquer Nord, near the school Luis Garcia Berlanga, we find the remains of the Ansaldo Farm. What was once a prosperous and fertile enclave, is now reeling into oblivion. Its defensive tower was built in the late fifteenth century, and is one of the oldest towers still standing in Sant Joan. Later, several residential, agricultural and religious buildings were built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The farm belonged to the famous Ansaldo family, originally from Genoa, who settled permanently in Alacant in the mid-seventeenth century.

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