Castles of Alicante, witness great battles

fecha Date Posted: 23/05/2016 leidoRead: 1789 times

The white coast is steeped in history, art and tradition region. Among her Alicante (One of the three provinces of Valencia), which due to its advantageous strategic position, has witnessed great battles.

We invite you to take a trip by car through the main castles and fortresses, whose stones take us to a time of bloody fighting between Muslims and Christians.

Castillo de Elda

The route starts in Elda, visiting the castle located next to the river Vinalopó. In it preserved part of its walls, a semicircular tower and a rain tank.

Castillo de Petrer

We visited the nearby town of Petrer him and his castle, built in the late twelfth century by the Arabs and noted for its double crenellated walls and great tower.

Castillo de Sax

Then we walk 12 km to reach Sax, the next point that we note them on the map. Sax Castle is located on top of a mountain, in a surprisingly dominant position. Its walls are joined by two towers, which top offer us stunning views.

Poblado amurallado El Puntal

We continue íbero walled town of El Puntal, nestled on the side of a small village called Alt de Don Pedro, near the town of Salinas. Where we can see part of what was a Muslim lookout tower.

Torre del reloj en monóvar

We continue our journey towards Monóvar, where stands the Tower of Monóvar, also known as the Clock Tower. Which it has a privileged location from which the castles of Elda and Petrer, as well as archaeological remains of the Islamic farmstead Bofilla and its tower can be seen.

Castillo de la Mola

The next point is Novelda, where you must visit the Castillo de la Mola. What stands out from this castle is its triangular tower, called Tower of the Three Peaks and was built after the castle. The Castle is located near the Sanctuary of the Magdalena, a religious building designed by a disciple of Gaudí.

Castillo del Río

Our route continues to the Castillo del Rio, located 4 km from Monforte del Cid. It is about the early settlement of Aspe twelfth century and are now in semi ruin.

Embalse de Tibi

Through Agost, famous for its pottery, we Tibi, ventured into the Sierra del Maigmó. In this municipality we find a reservoir dating from the sixteenth century and is considered the oldest in Europe still in use.

Castillo de Castalla

Continuing our route we reached Castalla, where we find an impressive eleventh century Moorish castle atop a steep mountain. It highlights its walls, the main tower and a Gothic palace.

Palacio Marques dos aguas

Onil should be unmissable visit the Castillo del Marqués de Dos Aguas, Gothic style.

Then we went to Biar, the population has one of the most important castles in the region. With a double wall and a tower.
Castillo Villena

And finally we reached the town of Villena and visited the Castillo de la Atalaya, located at the foot of the hill. We can also use the visit and spend the Gothic church of Santiago, the shrine of Our Lady of Virtues and the Municipal Palace of the XVI century Municipal Archaeological museum which houses the famous jewelry Iberian treasure of Villena.

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