Torre de la Malmuerta

The Torre de la Malmuerta is located at Plaza de Colón-Ollerías. This tower and gateway used to be part of the city walls. It is named as the Tower of the Wrongly Killed. The legend is that a nobleman thought his wife was unfaithful and so he killed her. He found out she was innocent and asked the king pardon. The king ordered him to build the tower in her memory. The arch of the tower shows a date between 1406 and 1408, when Enrique III was the King of Castile. The construction follows Moorish design, with an octagonal shape and thick walls.