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Beautiful village

I read somewhere that although there are only around 200 residents in Guadalest, this enchanting mountain topped village is visited by about 2 million tourists a year! So be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I read somewhere that although there are only around 200 residents in Guadalest, this enchanting mountain topped village is visited by about 2 million tourists a year! So be prepared for it to be a little busy at peak periods! Although off the beaten track it is well worth a visit. There are a number of bars and cafes to... More 

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Torrevieja, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Getting involved in one of the coach trips to Guadalest will be one of the most memorable places to visit. The ride in the coach itself is fascinating, as I have never been up so high in a coach! Once there the village itself is soooooo different, and everywhere seems to be unique. The Monastery is amazing...when we went a... More 

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weymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

You can get bus 16. 7.50euros return and that gives you 2 hours to spend rambling round village lots of shops and bars to choose from. Stunning views during journey and lots to see while there would thoroughly recommend a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

What an amazing place , steeped in history amazing views of the mountains and some great places to eat and drink in the surrounding area

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Royston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

One of a number of attractions in Guadalest, all are worthy of a visit. The town is walled and entrance is via a hole (gate) in the mountain. Tourist tat shops have sprung up on the perimeter but are easily ignored.

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Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Seriously, This place is amazing. The history makes it special. As you walk through the mountain entrance into the fortifications you can really imagine how they kept thousands of enemy soldiers out. On top of the history, the views are stunning. It's a must see in my book.

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sussex england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

First rate tourist attraction but certainly not over crowded the day we visited. Rich in history but a long trek up to the Monastery. Definitely become more touristy than when we last visited some 13 years ago. At that time to get up to the entrance of the Monastery you could ride a donkey but those days are gone and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We have visited Guadalest several times over the years and its certainly worth the visit. Its an old fortified town, full of history and gets quite busy especially during the Summer months. plenty of places to eat and shop as well as the motorcycle museum which is further down on the valley on the Collasa - Guadalest road, a must... More 

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Peterborough, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

This place is fabulous. It is a fortified town and I would think very secure. There are many lovely if touristy shops where you can browse freely. There are museums and restaurants and recently added an interesting sculpture park. A little distance away is an interesting shop selling Lladro exhibition pieces which are wonderful. From Guadalest one may look down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

We visited here at the end of February, unfortunately the weather wasn't good. We caught the local bus from Benidorm €7.30 return, only one bus there and back which left Benidorm at 10.15 and returned from Guadalest at 1.30 we had plenty of time to do what we wanted with the weather but if it as a nice day you... More 

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