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Torre Vigia Cap d' Or Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 10/07/2003
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Take a higher view on the coastline and the tower

In the direction of the beach EL PORTET Park arround N38°41.173 - E000°09.054 . You will find white-green marks of a path. As you follow these marks, a small path lead you to the tower. Enjoy the sight . Now follow your GPS to the cache point.

Small note on cache maintenance: I had spoken to my friend who lives in Moraira. He was very interessed in the hobby and he agrees for the maintenance of my cache. when I'm not in Spain.


The Torre del Cap d'Or stands at the highest point of the Cap d'Or, on the edge of the rocky coastline. It is circular in shape, with a perimeter of 26 metres and a height of 11 metres. The tower is solid, and there is no doorway; to ascend the tower, a rope ladder was let down from above. Two cannons were situated on the tower in order to provide a defense for the port of Moraira.

The Torre del Cap d'Or forms one of the protective devices which the engineer Antonelli recommended to King Felipe II, in order that the town could be defended against the Berber pirate attacks.

Approximately 126 metres to the southeast of the tower stands a rectangular well, which would have been used to supply the soldiers on lookout duty with water.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pnpur vf haqre n gerr naq pbirerq jvgu fgbarf.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)