Guadalest Travel Guide

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Guadalest Things to Do

  • The Castle of the King

    A fort incorporated in the ancient walled grounds of the city and which is accessed through a tunnel excavated in the rock. The highest point of the castle where the cemetery is located . The area offers the visitor, because of its height, the best views of its surroundings like: the prairie and the water reservoir of Guadalest.

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  • Guadalest Castle/The Rock

    The Rock of Alcala, is a rocky peak that rises straight up from the surrounding land. Access is difficult. A cylindrical body, today only its lower half may be seen, with masonry factory. Located on a critical point once used to watch over the valley as a watchtower protecting the northeast side of the castle. Due to its unusual appearance, it has...

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  • Guadalest Castle/Bell Tower

    The bell tower that rises from an extremely steep rocky point with difficult access like the rock. It was a strategic location that enabled defenders to watch over the valley to protect the castle.

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  • Guadalest Castle

    One of the most popular tourist area in the Valencian community built into a rock. Also called as the Eagle's Nest.

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  • Gaudalest Countryside

    The beautiful views are what make this little pueblo stick indefinitely in my mind. The countryside is equaly as pretty as the large turqouise reservoir.

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  • Church Perched on A Cliff

    This church is perched high up on a cliff and can be seen for miles as you approach the tiny town. As far as I know it is not open to visitors, but is free to be photographed by all.

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  • Nestled Deep in the Mountains

    Guadalest is nestled deep in the mountains. You will undoubtedly enjoy the drive there and may have to pull over a few times to just take in the views.

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  • Gaze from the Lookout

    The lookout is quite impressive. The scenery below is of a lovely turqouise reservoir and the surrounding Spanish countryside. No wonder Guadalest is the most visited pueblo in all of Spain!

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  • Amazing Rockscapes

    One of the reasons to make it to Guadalest are these amazing natural rock scapes. This jutting rock caught my eye.

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  • Drive to Guadalest

    The drive to Guadelest is just as pleasant as the things you will encounter there. The scenery is very mountainous and stunning!

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  • The town hall square

    Almost on top you'll find this nice square. The town hall is here, the prison and lots of restaurants and shops.

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  • Museum of Micro-miniatures

    I didn't find this a very exciting museum, actually its boring and there is nothing to see. Ok for a laugh.

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  • The Dam

    The Dam was built between 1953 and 1964. Its very important for the surrounding towns and villages including Benidorm. The water that you use over there comes from this place.

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  • San José Castle

    On this picture a few of the remains of the San José Castle can be seen. It is also known as the Alcozaiba.

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  • Castle of the King

    Can be found on the top. Only accesable through a carved tunnel in the rocks. The view over the surroundings is fantastic.

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  • Benimantell Castle

    On the rock you see on the picture, located near the village of Guadalest, you find on top the ruins of the Benimantell Castle. Its one of the ancient forts that were used to defend the city.

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  • The Landmark

    This small church with belltower on the top of the hill; is the true landmark of Guadalest. You can see it from a distance of a few kilometers when you visit Guadalest.

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  • El Arca de Noé

    This is another interesting place to see during your visit to Guadalest.It is called El Arca de Noe,or Animal Sanctuary,like a nice and small zoo located on the mountains.Almost all wildlife that you can see here have been injured or having an illness,so this is also a health recuperation center for wildlife.It is located just outside of Guadalest...

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  • BENIFATO

    Next to Guadalest,another nice small village between mountains,it is Benifato,don't miss a visit to this nice village!.Around you can find also a lot of good restaurants with local cuisine.This is a general view of Benifato,enlarge to see it in full size.

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  • Motorbikes Museum.

    Do you like to see old auto motorbikes? then you can have the choice to see a lot of them in this interesting museum.It is located just outside of the city on the road to Callosa de Ensarria,just next to a nice restaurant called El Riu.

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  • Lookpoint

    Just next to the little Town Hall square,you will reach this lookpoint.From here you'll see beautiful landscapes of Guadalest's Lake and mountains around.

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Guadalest Restaurants

  • Miss This One

    Recently went to Guadalest, a Very beauitiful place!, Thoroughly recomend it. We were hungry and decided to eat there instead of traveling back to La Nucia. First impresions when we got to Sunny Side Up was its a bit dated. There was a childrens menu, which was perfect for our daughter, but no high chair!. We were offered a stack of garden chairs,...

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  • A great place with nice views!

    This is a nice restaurant located just outside of the city on the road to Callosa de Ensarria. It has specialities in grilled meats and also paellas and fresh fish dishes.We choosed:Gazpacho Andaluz ( a cold vegetables soup)Grilled Lamb chopsChicken in Garlic sauce.Desserts and coffes.

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  • Genuine Valencian dishes!

    The restaurant are located in top of a mountain with spectaculars views!.Also you can find here some rooms for a nice rest!. Paella Alicantina,Arroz al Horno,Olleta,Cordero al Horno,Gazpacho Manchego and variety of TAPAS.

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Guadalest Transportation

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    by Hosell Updated Sep 8, 2004

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    The best way to reach Guadalest,is by bus, booking a excursion in your hotel in Benidorm,or using your own car.There is a big Parking area in the town,but you must to pay 1,50 Euros to leave your car there.If you don't want to pay that money,you can try to leave your car in a few streets around the parking,something imposible if you visit the town in July and August.This picture was taken on September 6th and as you can see the parking lot is almost emty!.

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Guadalest Shopping

  • Postcards

    Ofcourse in Guadalest postcards are widely available. There is a wide choice, so send one to your loved ones.

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  • Arts and crafts

    Guadalest has lots of arts and craftshops, where you can buy paintings, statues and also a lot of rubbish.

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  • Local Products & Crafts

    In the town you'll find numerous shops for souvenirs,clothes,etc. But I suggest you to do a stop here.Is a small store where you can find all sort of local crafts as: ceramics,baskets,pots and even garlic heads!.The shop is located just outside the town on the road to Callosa de Ensarria and next to the motorbikes museum.

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Guadalest Tourist Traps

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    by Lalique Updated Oct 30, 2003

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    This small village is simply invaded by tuorists. Minding that we travelled to Spain off peak season, we still witnessed a lot of people there: mainly Brits, some Germans, even few Russians, so your compatriots might be the biggest trap, as mass tourism industry ruins the charm of this hilltop village with its medieval curvey streets....

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Guadalest Favorites

  • All in all

    All in all Guadalest is nice village worth you visit, especially if you can see the sence in every leaf or stone around, if you can get away from reality with buzzling crowd and dive into the past, if you like great landscapes, if you like to travel...

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  • On the top (2)

    .... and there are some really great sight one can see from the top.Actually there are only good sights as what is left of the custle itself won't impress you much.

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  • On the top

    The flat parts of the hill top are occupied by the cemetery, where one can see very old burials as well as new ones. I was wondering about modern burals, it's obvious that not every other one can be buried there, but what the cirteria for choosing?Anyway, the grave of El Angel touched the very bottom of my heart....

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