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Contact details

Castalla, Alicante - Alacant  (Valencia)
castalla@touristinfo.net
http://www.turismocastalla.com/castalla/web_php/index.php
Tel.:+34 966561018

Location

Autonomous region:
Valencia

Province/Island:
Alicante - Alacant

Alicante-Alacant

Reservations


Description

Although its origins are Arab, the current structure dates from mediaeval times. The Torre Grossa tower was added in the 16th century in order to keep a lookout for pirate raids from the Mediterranean Sea.
 

Set atop a hill overlooking the town, the arrangements of its walls adapts to the lie of the terrain. It is basically built of masonry work and still has various sections of wall and cylindrical towers with battlements. On the interior, a large bailey containing the remains of various elements (particularly interesting is an Arab cistern dating from the 12th-13th centuries) separates the most important buildings located at each end.
One of these contains the palace, a noble residence built in the 14th-15th centuries which was conceived as a small castle within the castle. At the other end stands the Torre Grossa tower, built in 1579 to guard against possible raids by Berber pirates approaching from the Mediterranean coast towards the interior of the region. It is made out of stone blocks and has three floors crowned with a walkway with battlements.
 

Construction:
Castle

Artistic period:
Gothic

Practical information

Schedule

From Apr 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Friday
16:30


Weekend
12:30




From Apr 01 to Apr 30
From Tuesday to Friday
17:00


Weekend
12:30




From Oct 01 to Mar 31
Friday
17:00
22:00


Saturday
12:30
22:00


Sunday
11:00
12:30




From Jun 01 to Jun 30
Friday
22:00


Saturday
11:30
22:00


Sunday
11:30




From Jul 01 to Aug 31
Friday
22:00


Saturday
22:00
23:55


Sunday
11:00




From Sep 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Friday
17:00


Saturday
12:30
22:00


Sunday
12:30




From Oct 01 to Oct 30
From Tuesday to Friday
17:00


Public holidays and Weekend
Public holidays
12:30


From Nov 01 to Dec 31
From Tuesday to Friday
16:30


From Saturday to Sunday
12:30




Prices

General: €3
Reduced: €2
  Advance booking necessary.

Services

Guided tours

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