Castell de Castells

Castell de Castells

Where is Castell de Castells? This Spanish village is situated in the Jalon Valley just 20km from Jalon, surrounded by the Sellella Mountain range. This area is known as the Marina Alta, Vall de Pop and of course the Jalon Valley. The nearest airport is Alicante which is around an hour and a half drive, Denia is about a 50 minute drive and Calpe 40 minutes.

Castell de Castells is a very pretty Spanish village with more amenities and facilities that a normal village would have. Winding streets, stunning views of the valley and mountains, a castle to walk to for hikers or mountain bikers. A traditional Spanish village, quiet, peaceful and very friendly.

The Village population is just under 500 people and has a town hall which is located on the Calle Major. Open for a few hours in the morning and a few in the evening. A pretty building with flags hanging off the balconies.

Church of Santa Ana is in the main square built in the 18th century with a couple of tapas bars located to enjoy the architecture, peace and tranquillity of the village.

Shopping for groceries, there are two main grocery stores, butchers, bakers, bank, fruit and vegetable shop and a chemist.

The medical centre is located just off the main road, opposite the chemist shop and next to the bus stop.

Bus route from Denia to Castell de Castells, I have taken a photograph of times if you are interested let me know and I can send it to you.

Sports centre is under renovation, the swimming pool is being re tiled and the tennis courts have been re surfaced, so this should be ready for the summer of 2018.

The Castle is as you would expect at the top of the mountain, there is a footpath/mountain bike route to get to the castle. No road access. The climb is 1300 metres and the Arabic Castle is called Penya Castellet. Footpaths are clearly marked for walkers.

A few kilometres from the village there are some historical caves with ancient painting at a site called Pla de Petracos, paintings dating back to over 5000 years ago. There is a viewing gallery platform to admire the artwork.

Guadalest is another local visitor site, even the local go for a day out and when you have friends over it is a great place to take them. With views of the reservoir, pretty gift shops and plenty of coffee shops.

L’Font Algar is another tourist attraction with waterfalls, nature walks and plenty of bars and restaurants. Swimming in the cool water of the summer months is a great family day out.

Basically, the village of Castell de Castells is for the fitter population, it is situated on a mountainside and the pretty streets are on steep hills. The villagers tend to walk everywhere as they have all the amenities they need in the village within walking distance. They enjoy the outdoor way of life, they have local Spanish walking groups which you would be welcomed into, if you enjoy cycling there are cycle routes, mountain bike routes and in the summer months the local swimming pool is open to the public.


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