The Guns of Mazarron

Approximately 1 hour by car from La Torre Golf Resort

This is an interesting journey by car but beware the roads to the guns are narrow.  If you’re feeling energetic you could take your bike!

Directions: From Puerto de Mazarron, take the Cartagena road & take a right at the approach to the filling station towards Isla Plana & continue until the turning for La Azohia passing some attractive beaches & coves.  Ignore the La Azohia turning & continue uphill to the right hand turning for Campillo de Adentro.

Continue through the village of  Campillo de Adentro until you reach the military road.  The warning signs for no entry are now obsolete but weren’t removed when the military left the area.

Continue for another 7 kms of twisty roads up into the mountain area taking in the beautiful views but beware of passing cars on this narrow popular road.  Turn left near the top taking you to the guns a few more kms along this road.

Castillitos has two enormous guns, magazines, control rooms & the Battery built into the mountainside of local stone appearing like a castle.  Jorel further along the road has some other guns & Atalayon has an abandoned AA battery.  Cartagena was the HQ for Spain’s Mediterranean Fleet & used these batteries for their shore defences although it is not thought they were used.

After your viewing enjoy lunch/dinner at the many restaurants/cafes at Puerto de Mazarron

 

The Guns of Mazaron

The Guns of Mazaron