National Geographic : 1924 Aug
158 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Mastin Simpson THESE OLD WALLS AND TOWERS OF TARIFA WERE BUILT DURING TIE MOORISH EPOCH The ruin of the Guzman Castle standing within the walls is as historic as it is picturesque. Before these towers besiegers in 1296 brought the son of Alonso Perez de Guzman, surnamed the Good, and offered the boy in exchange for the city. In reply Don Alonso drew his dagger and threw it down to the enemy. His son was murdered before his eyes, but the city was saved. Photograph by Angel Kubio THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR FROM THE SPANISH COAST OF NORTI AFRICA From Tarifa, the southernmost point of Europe, it is possible to see across the Strait to the northern coast of Africa, dotted here and there by five Moorish watchtowers. There is also a long chain of these towers on the Spanish coast from Huelva to Gerona. In the troublous days of the Barbary corsairs, the news of the enemy's arrival was flashed along this chain for miles (see text, pages 183 and 184).