The Bujaco Tower of Caceres
Bujaco Tower is one of the emblems of Cáceres and one of the more
striking buildings of the Plaza Mayor.
It was built around the twelfth century as a defensive tower and is 25
high and 10 meters wide. The Renaissance balcony oriented towards the
Plaza Mayor was added in the sixteenth century.
It is believed that the name comes from Bujaco Caliph Abu Ya'qub, which in
1173 succeeded in conquering the city after killing 40 Frates of Cáceres
defending the siege tower (the Frates de Cáceres were a religious and
military order created in 1169 following the reconquest of Caceres
King Ferdinand II of Leon, who snatched it from the Muslims).
Currently Bujaco Tower houses the Interpretation Centre of
Three Cultures, although it allows free entry to the top
Tower from where you have a view of much of the monuments of