The round tower was long used as an observatory and the building as a barrack.
Castelar, too, raised his eloquent protest against popular risings and barrack, conspiracies.
The government barrack is a rather imposing structure in the middle of the town, as is the cathedral church to the east, built of stone and buttressed with brick.
The most irreconcilable Republicans knew that they could not expect much from popular risings in great towns or from the disaffected and anarchist peasantry iii Andalusia, so they resorted to the old practice of barrack conspiracies, courting especially the non-commissioned officers and some ambitious subalterns.
It was in November 1890 that he made his abode at Vailima, where he took a small barrack of a wooden box 500 ft.