Torre de La Harina is near Sabriego, in the municipality of Alcaudete. The name translates as “Flour Tower”. Why it so-called is a mystery to me as it is generally considered to have been a watchtower.
This is a great walk for the dogs. I park up at the Paraje del Puente Palomillas, which is a nice picnic spot by the San Juan river. The walk to the tower is through a pleasant pine forest. The last part of the walk is quite steep, but the views are excellent once you reach the top.
The tower is cylindrical and of masonry construction, approximately 4.5 m in diameter. It is in a poor state of repair, as can be seen in the photographs.
Photos of Torre de La Harina
Camera: Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex IIa 855/16
Film: Ilford HP5 exposed at 400 ISO
Developer: Ilford Ilfotec LC29
Agitation: Agitated for the first 60 seconds then 4 inversions every minute
Digitised: Nikon Z6 and Capture One software
I shot the photos mid-morning with bright sunlight and clear blue skies.