The remains of the Castle is situated at the higher part of the town. The entrance is free, well actually there is no one at all there, apart from a couple of hippies who where puffing away admiring the clouds. Don´t know if the clouds where there or they where been formed by what they where smoking! Some of the wall of the castle date to the 7th...more
In the Plaza de La Constitucion, also known by locals as El Paseo (The walk) is the tower of what remains of the Church of Santa Maria La Coronada (St. Mary the Crowned). The first mention of this church is in a book by Fray Jeronimo de La Concepcion in 1690. In 1736 it was also mentioned due to the state of disrepair the church was, and in 1946...more
The village, well actually it has now been given the title of 'cuidad' meaning town, has been inhabited over the years by the Romans, Cathegians, Phoenicians and Iberians, and now apparently there are a lot of Brits living there. When we drove through it, it is a very unspoilt kind of place. Unfortunately we didnt have time to explore it.more
Bar Oba has a small, cosy bar area at the front and a roomy restaurant at the back, with picture windows offering a fantastic view over the mountains.
It is run by two English ex-pats who are very welcoming to people of all nationalities. We called in for a drink at around 6.30 and didn't leave till after midnight - after tucking into an excellent home-made chicken curry with all the accompaniments, we decided to stay and do the pub quiz!
All the food is home-made using local ingredients and the owners are planning to offer English-style Sunday lunches shortly.
Favorite Dish: Home-made chicken curry with dahl, spicy potatoes, basmati rice and paratha - very unusual in this part of the world and a nice change from traditional Spanish food.
As I said we came by car, on the route up to the castle with the roads being one way and very very narrow and winding, parking was definitely out. There is a small, and I mean small car park at the top just below the castle walls. Probably only enough for approx 6 cars if people park correctly.There is no entrance fee to the castle.more
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This Castle is high up, there are holes in the ground and the drops over the side where the walls are either non existant or very low means care must be taken, especially with children.
Parking was a bit of a squeeze around here. As you pass the entrance to the castle, on the right hand side there is some room to park your car. Look out for eagles and vultures while you are here, we saw some.Also we had a walk along the country lane away from the castle and saw this donkey, as I absolutely love donkeys I couldnt resist taking its...more