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Husband loves a castle

Quite a bit to see and fantastic views... outside information has English translation but inside... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Stunning views

This little village had some amazing views, well worth a visit and a public cave for a few euros... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Orihuela Costa
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Calle Castillo s/n, 02210, Alcala del Jucar, Spain
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Quite a bit to see and fantastic views... outside information has English translation but inside does not .. but this is a proper Spanish town which is what we wanted

Thank KayDDavis
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The castle is on top of the very special village of Alcala del Jucar, which is well worth visiting with its steep and narrow ally ways. The caves were closed when we were there on a weekday in mid September. The castillo offers a magnificent...More

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This little village had some amazing views, well worth a visit and a public cave for a few euros, including a drink

Thank sandra_ramm
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The castle is worth a visit and there are wonderful views from up there. It's quite a steep walk up through the village to get there, the streets are cobbled so good walking shoes are essential. There are some welcoming hostelries on the way.

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Alcala del Jucar is the most beautiful village also known as the ''Cave Village'' as the houses are built into the caves. eighty per cent of the population live in these cave houses. We went there by coach and the road was very crooked with...More

1  Thank Frank E
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The fortress is of Arab origin, rebuilt during Christian times. The bridge that crosses the river was built by the Romans, and rebuilt in the 18th century, offering beautiful views of the surroundings below. Once just left s a ruined shell now a fine castle...More

1  Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Alcala del jucar is a small place full of surprises. On the way up (really up) to the castle don;t miss the visit of the cave houses, which is one a the typic of the region. If you are near, stop in Alcale del jucar...More

Thank SLLD25
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The best thing is the whole atmosphere of the river, village and castle combined. Castle itself is rather small, yet nice.

Thank reiska77
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Yes - it is one of many castles in La Mancha, but the views are astonishing- you can see the whole canyon from there. The entrance is just €2, but watch out - it closes at 14:00.

Thank Sulami79
Reviewed 26 May 2016

You have to applaud the ingenuity of the people that built these castle's all those years ago, this is one of many perched high on a hill top in towns in this region. Access is by walking up through the village which is very steep....More

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