The Castle of Castalla in Alicante

Castles are one of the great attractions that you can find in many places in the world, being also the most visited places since millions of people feel great admiration for this type of fortress. In our country you can find many in all the Autonomous Communities, and today I would like to write about one of the most beautiful that I have seen and that I have discovered thanks to a family trip to Alicante .

It is the Castle of Castalla , which is in the Alicante municipality of Castalla , a place with a lot of charm and far from the hustle and bustle of other more touristy ones such as Benidorm. The perfect place to spend a quiet day and that is only half an hour from the Alicante coast. This castle is located on a hill almost 800 meters high and helps to form one of the most beautiful places in the province of Alicante.

It was built in the 11th century although several reconstructions were carried out between the 14th and 16th centuries and today it is preserved in perfect condition, with spectacular walls, its famous Torre del Homenaje , the palace, several outbuildings, wells and some towers. plus. The part of the palace was built when the reconstructions were made and it houses the Torre Prima and the Guard Corps, and the last to be built was the Torre del Homenaje.

Inside the castle there are several Almohad rooms , a cistern and a parade ground, all dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. Visits can be made from Tuesday to Friday at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. You have to book the appointment in advance since they will not let you in if you go with her (you can do it on the phone 966-561018). Visits during the week start from the Tourist Office and those on weekends from the Ermita de la Sangre. Admission costs € 3 for adults and € 2 for retirees, students or people with a youth card. Children under 8 years old are free.