Aguilar de la Frontera Clock Tower

Aguilar de la Frontera Clock Tower
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In 1770, the Council of Aguilar de la Frontera proposed the idea of building a new tower on the Silera hill, to mark time for the town. Following approval by Carlos III, work on the Clock Tower was completed around 1774.

Attributed to one of the town's illustrious sons, Juan Vicente Gutiérrez de Salamanca, this is one of its most emblematic buildings. Rising some thirty two metres, it consists of a regular base of ashlar stonework, three well proportioned brick sections of decreasing height, a dome with a lamp and a wrought iron weather vane. The elegant lines reflect a Baroque aesthetic with classical elements (superposition of classical orders in adjoining pilasters and columns).

It has two bronze bells dating from around 1879 and a 19th-century clock mechanism.

The interior can only be visited on 28 February - Andalusia Day - each year.

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Aguilar de la Frontera Clock Tower
Calle Desamparados, s/n, 14920
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