Cañamo Tower is part of the identity of the town of La Rinconada and its industrial heritage. The building has appeared on the posters of La Rinconada’s feasts. The locals recognise the structure easily as it is part of the town’s skyline.
This 64.2-metre-tall chimneystack dates back to the first third of the twentieth century. Its relevance goes beyond the sugar-producing past of the San José district. It symbolises the genesis of the town’s economic prosperity and demographic boom, encouraged by the industrial revolution that gripped La Vega del Guadalquivir. The factory, as such, has disappeared; however, the enormous chimney remains amidst industrial buildings.