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The tower of La Mata is a coastal watchtower built on the beach of Mata de Torrevieja.
Its origin dates back to the fourteenth century, although it is believed that it was erected on a previous tower. In front of the tower there was a small breakwater in which salt was loaded, from the lagoon of La Mata, in different boats.
The object of the tower was of defensive type and it is supposed the existence of a fortification in the entrance to a dock used in the load of salt and other products.
It was declared as a Cultural Interest Property in 1995.