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Tours of Guardamar’s Naval Base Communications Tower to Start Soon

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Guided tours are to start at the site of one the southern Costa Blanca’s most notable landmarks, namely the Spanish naval base communications tower at Guardamar.

The 370-metre-tall Torre de los Americanos entered service in 1965 as a communications base for the US Navy’s submarine fleet, with up to 17 Americans working at the facility, which transferred to joint American-Spanish ownership in the early eighties, and was eventually taken over by the Spanish navy in 1990.

Guardamar council has negotiated a deal where groups of up to 20 people can visit the base, with everybody having to be security-vetted. Mayor José Luis Sáez told the Información newspaper that it would be a great opportunity for people to look closely at the site, which is something that they have grown up with, but know little about.

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