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One of the most beautiful places in alicante

The town of Guadalest lies on both sides of a tremendous rock that looks like a knife sitting on top of the ground. The valley to the northern part of “the knife” is covered in spectacular vegetation. The “knife” serves as protection for the southern side, which is rugged, rocky, and even tropical in some places, where palm trees and cactuses grow.

Walking down the streets we enjoy a unique experience. The views are diverse depending on the direction you head: on one side there’s the lush forest, on the other there’s the sea, suddenly there’s a bell tower on top of the highest rock, the views of the valley, etc. Sometimes it looks like a medieval sight. Nature has been generous with man and has spread its infinite beauty all over the place.

Although there’s a good amount of tourist activity here, bars, restaurants, hostels, stores, and a large variety of museums, you can’t miss out on visiting one of the most beautiful places in Alicante.

The town of Guadalest is found on both sides of a tremendous and jagged rock which sticks out of the earth. The valley which forms to the north of the giant rock is filled with spectacular wildlife. The rock serves as protection and has created some semi-tropical areas full of palm trees and cactus.

As we walked through the streets, we enjoyed an unequaled panorama. The views are great, but depend on where you are: ferny forests, high rocks, the sea in the distance, valleys…it’s like being in a medieval epic! Here at least, mother nature has been generous with man and gifted him with beauty all around.

Although the beast of tourism is making itself felt in the form of bars, restaurants, hostels, and shops, you should definitely visit this beautiful town in the province of Alicante.
See SerViajera's photos
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Fortresses and fortified buildings

Although its difficult to leave the pretty town of Altea even for a little, one cloudy day I decided to go to Gaudalest, a town with a complex fortresses and fortified buildings is quite striking because of its specatular location in the valley, surrounded by the imposing Sierra mountains.

The Sierra imposes over you the second you leave you car and quickly becomes the protagonist of the landscape. It's highest peaks hang in the background at all times. Citris and almond trees grown on its terraced sides. The road to cross Algar river borders the Gaudalest river vally and takes you to Callosa d'en Sarria. Then you continue along the coast, surrounded by pine forests and palm trees, until arriving at the Castell de Gaudalest mideival fort.

Its haughty profile above the rocky crag is an unforgettable image. It's worth parking the car in town and walking the distance along the narrow roads and up to the old part through the tunnel. It was the only access way to the fortress for years. Once you're above, the views of the remains of the castle, the valley and the mountains are spectacular.
See Silvia del Moral's photos
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Scandalously natural

Guadalest is an example of the beautiful landscapes to be found in Alicante. It’s a wonderful mixture of green palms, tree-lined hills, the precious blue sea, and the strong Alicante sun.

It’s lovely to walk around the area and visit the castle and historic homes. The cobblestone streets and white houses invite you to step in out of the heat, and are welcoming throughout most of the year.
The two micro-sculpture museums are also impressive and you’ll see things there that you didn’t even know were possible!
Silvia del Moral
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Castle and handicraft

Guadalest is town on the interior of the Marina Baixa in Alicante. It's 15 minutes from Benidorm and Altea.

It's mainly known for its castle that dominates the entire valley, the Gaudalest castle. In the old quarters of town, there's quite an array of handicraft shops.

In Guadalest you'll find the following museums: The Instruments of TortureMuseum, the Casa Orduna Municipal Museum (17th century building of a noble family), Microminiatures Museum, Guadalest Ethnology Museum, microgiant museum (of miniatures and gigantic sculpture) and the Museum of nativities and Dolls.
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Nice with a population castillo who chairs an upper valley alicantino

Guadalest is a City full of History and Art next to Benidorm and is visited mostly from allí.Se located in the Alicante region of La Marina Baja 571 meters high and has according to the last census about 250 known habitantes.Es especially Picturesque Castle overlooking the River Valley Guadalest Reservoir above the same nombre.Esta Small Town is located in a Mountainous environment surrounded by like Xorta Sierras north with 1126 meters, on the south by the Sierra de Aitana 1558 meters and near the famous Puig Campana and west by the Sierra Foothills Serrella 1361 metros.Sus are populated Pinos Carrascos The surrounding terraces and no crops Olivos, carob, orange, lemon and almond latter entered a Beautiful Aroma point to Azahar and its Colorful landscape Primaveral.Guadalest existed in Muslim Era with its eleventh century castle of which only one was reconquered Torre.Después mid-thirteenth century and built the Current is still there yet after two strong earthquakes that occurred in these lands in 1644.En Year 1974 was declared a Historic-Artístico.Guadalest Set also has other places worthy of mention such as: House Orduna, Nobility and XVII century with an important collection Ceramic among other treasures, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of the eighteenth century and Baroque style of the twelfth century Prison located in the Lower Town Hall, the Art Gallery and the Museum of Ethnology Llavador and Microminiatures between Location others.This has its Festive dates such as the Fiestas de San Gregorio on May 9, the Assumption of between 14 and 17 August and the Pilgrimage to Gines to the third week of September is celebrated. As Culinary Quirks I feature including rice with beans and turnips, Rabbit Garlic and Guadalest Olleta.Un Extremely Interesting Place to get away for a day or a week and to know as Bello and Rincón Alicantino Famed Hustle away from that reigns in the not too distant Mediterranean coast.

Una bonita población con un castillo que preside un alto valle alicantino

Guadalest es una Localidad llena de Historia y de Arte próxima a Benidorm y muy visitada sobre todo desde allí.Se encuentra situada en la Comarca Alicantina de La Marina Baja a 571 metros de altura y tiene según los últimos censos cerca de 250 habitantes.Es conocida sobre todo por el Pintoresco Castillo que domina el Valle del Río Guadalest encima del Embalse del mismo nombre.Esta Pequeña Localidad está situada en un entorno Montañoso rodeada por Sierras como la de Xorta al Norte con 1126 metros de altura,al Sur con la Sierra de Aitana de 1558 metros y cercana al Famoso Puig Campana y al Oeste con la Sierra Serrella de 1361 metros.Sus Laderas se encuentran pobladas de Pinos Carrascos y en Las terrazas circundantes hay Cultivos de Olivos,Algarrobos,Naranjos,Limoneros y Almendros que ponen estos últimos un Bello punto de Aroma a Azahar y Colorido en su Paisaje Primaveral.Guadalest existía ya en Época Musulmana con su Castillo del Siglo XI del que sólo queda una Torre.Después fué Reconquistada a mediados del siglo XIII y se edificó el Actual que sigue ahí aún después de los dos fuertes seísmos que acontecieron en estas Tierras en el Año 1644.En 1974 fue declarado Conjunto Histórico-Artístico.Guadalest también posee otros lugares dignos de Mención como son: la Casa de Orduña,Nobiliaria y del Siglo XVII con una importante colección de Cerámica entre otros tesoros,la Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora de La Asunción del Siglo XVIII y de estilo Barroco,la Prisión del Siglo XII situada en los Bajos del Ayuntamiento,la Galería de Arte el Llavador y el Museo Etnológico y el de Microminiaturas entre otros.Esta Localidad tiene también sus Fechas Festivas como son las Fiestas de San Gregorio sobre el 9 de Mayo,las de La Asunción entre el 14 y el 17 de Agosto y la Romería a Gines que se celebra el tercer fin de Semana de Septiembre.Como Peculiaridades Gastronómicas destaco entre otras el Arroz con Alubias y Nabos,el Conejo al Ajillo y la Olleta.Un Lugar Guadalest Sumamente Interesante para hacer una escapada de un día o un fin de Semana y Conocer tan Bello y Afamado Rincón Alicantino lejos del Bullicio que reina en la no muy lejana Costa Mediterránea.
Juan Pons
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As well, in 22 years that i have not ...

As well, in 22 years that I have not yet had visited Guadalest and that is in my province, but hey, is one of those places you've always heard about and always want to go, but for H or B, at the end can not. And this was definitely a weekend completito. We decided to visit the town and the truth, was happy ... Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside from the highest points, museums galore (like miniature museum or the museum of medieval torture) that if, in all the museums are to pay an entry of 4 € to visit, but in many worthwhile :), the castle, the old jail and cistern, the Town Hall Square and of course, plenty of souvenir shops where you can buy from typical dolls or beads with distinctive Spain for foreigners, to crafts of all kinds, through a variety of honeys produced and grown in this town. I recommend a visit to anyone passing by the place, is very nice and if you want to spend the whole day like I did, then you can go through "l'Algar sources", which are in another village about 12 km, but it worth visiting.

Pues bueno, en 22 años que tengo, aún no había ido a visitar Guadalest y eso que está en mi provincia, pero bueno, es de esos lugares que siempre has oído hablar y siempre quieres ir, pero por H o por B, al final no vas. Y esta fue la definitiva, un fin de semana completito.

Decidimos visitar el pueblo y la verdad, quedé muy contenta...Vistas preciosas de los alrededores desde los puntos más altos, museos a montones (como el museo de miniaturas o el museo de la tortura medieval)eso si, en todos los museos hay que pagar una entrada de 4€ para visitarlo, pero en muchos merece la pena :), el castillo, la antigua cárcel y aljibe, la plaza del ayuntamiento y por supuesto, un montón de tiendas de recuerdos, donde puedes comprar desde los típicos muñecos o abalorios con distintivos de españa para los extranjeros, hasta artesanía de todo tipo, pasando por gran variedad de mieles fabricadas y cultivadas en este pueblo. Recomiendo la visita a cualquiera que pase por el lugar, es muy bonito y si queréis pasar el día entero como hice yo, luego podeis pasar por "Las fuentes de l'algar", que están en otro pueblecito a unos 12 km, pero vale la pena visitar.
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Pretty village of guadalest valley.

Small village with an abundance, sometimes so overwhelming, shops targeting tourists. In winter, it was the time when we visited, the streets are fairly quiet, all you busy for compact groups of elderly people moved by bus from nearby Benidorm. In summer, this place must be suffocating. From some of the terraces on the valley you can overlook the Sierras of Xortá, Aitana and Serrella. The reservoir that collects water from Guadalest is a small boat equipped with solar power offers tours around the swamp. At the bottom of the valley you can see the Mediterranean Sea.

Bonito pueblo del valle de guadalest.

Pequeño pueblo en el que abundan, a veces de forma agobiante, los comercios dirigidos a los turistas. En invierno, que fue la época en la que lo visitamos, las calles están medianamente tranquilas, solo transitadas por grupos compactos de personas de la tercera edad trasladadas en autocar desde la vecina Benidorm. En verano, este lugar debe ser asfixiante. Desde algunas de sus terrazas sobre el valle se pueden divisar las Sierras de la Xortá, Aitana y la Serrella. En el embalse que recoge las aguas del Guadalest hay una pequeña embarcación dotada de energía solar que ofrece excursiones alrededor del pantano. Al fondo del valle se pueden ver las aguas del Mediterráneo.
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A place to return

We went this winter and do not regret it, although it is so small that we saw practically everything in one day. The landscapes are explndidos, especially for lovers of photography. The best restaurants in all estn a little separated from the cntrica Guadalest area but certainly worth it. What I liked most was undoubtedly the castell of Guadalest, in which an old cemetery encontraris perfectly preserved and from which you can enjoy views that do not dejarn indifferent. To end our trip we did the route reservoir drive really was the perfect end to a trip that will not forget.

Un lugar al que volver

Fuimos este invierno y no me arrepiento, aunque es tan pequeño que lo vimos prácticamente todo en un día. Los paisajes son expléndidos, sobre todo para aquellos amantes de la fotografía. Los mejores restaurantes de allí están un poco apartados de la zona céntrica de Guadalest pero desde luego valen la pena. Lo que más me gustó fue sin duda el castell de Guadalest, en el que encontraréis un cementerio antiguo perfectamente conservado y desde el que se pueden disfrutar de unas vistas que no te dejarán indiferente. Para finalizar nuestro viaje hicimos la ruta del embalse en coche, realmente fue el punto final perfecto para un viaje que no voy a olvidar.
Jacqueline Borredá Sanchis
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Rock near the clouds, water and vast landscapes

Village near Benidorm on the mountain with its castle and stuck to rocks houses, narrow streets with the highest number of museums per capita, and the most spectacular and surprising miniatures must-see Marco Antonio, the village has with a few viewpoints from which spectacular views of a wide valley are sighted, with a reservoir and the river of the same name. locals will give a try and you can not help but buy some exquisite products such as fresh ground white wine, cheese, delicious sausages so if you are on holiday in the area and would like to visit you will remember as a dream .

Cerca de las nubes roca, agua y extensos paisajes

Pueblecito cercano a Benidorm,en la montaña con su castillo y sus casas pegadas a las rocas ,calles estrechas con el mayor numero de museos por habitante, y el mas espectacular y sorprendente el de las miniaturas de Antonio Marco imprescindible de ver , el pueblo cuenta con unos miradores desde donde se divisan unas vistas espectaculares de un extenso valle ,con un embalse y el río del mismo nombre. los lugareños te dan a probar y no puedes dejar de comprar unos productos del terreno exquisitos como el vino blanco dulce, el queso , los embutidos deliciosos por lo tanto si estáis de vacaciones en la zona visitarlo os gustara y lo recordaréis como un lugar de ensueño.
rosa castaños
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To see!

The road is a bit long is winding to reach Guadalest. The long journey worthwhile. Once there, you will pass a number of artisans who will sell kitsch souvenirs and a lot of gourmet products (nougat!). You can visit the castle of Guadalest via a route that takes you inside the building but also outside. A beautiful view you can enjoy the unique lake because of its turquoise color.

A voir !

La route est un peu longue est sinueuse pour arriver à Guadalest. Ce long trajet vaut le coup. Une fois sur place, vous passerez devant un bon nombre d'artisans, qui vous vendront souvenirs kitch et pas mal de produits gastronomique (le turrón !!). On peut visiter le château de Guadalest via un parcours qui vous emmènera à l'intérieur de la bâtisse mais aussi à l'extérieur. On profite d'une belle vue sur le lac atypique à cause de sa couleur bleu turquoise.
Nicolas Brackez
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Mountain town, a lot of tourism, something expensive castle 4. Yet the views are beautiful. Below is a reservoir. The castle can be seen from the inside, old rooms and climb to the top are stunning views. Worth a look.


Pueblo muy montañoso, mucho turismo, algo caro el castillo 4. Aún así las vistas son preciosas. Abajo hay un embalse. El castillo se puede ver por dentro, tiene habitaciones antiguas y al subir a lo más alto se ven unas vistas impresionantes. Vale la pena verlo.
alejandro santos sanchez
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Perched atop a cliff, with houses built into the rocks, Guadalest overlooks a large and picturesque valley between high mountains in the interior of Alicante, on the Costa Blanca. At his feet flows the River and the reservoir that bear his name, surrounded by pine trees, crops and Mediterranean landscapes that make up a mosaic of shades.


Situado en lo alto de un peñasco, con las casas erguidas sobre las rocas, Guadalest domina un extenso y pintoresco valle entre las altas sierras del interior de Alicante, en la Costa Blanca. A sus pies discurre el río y el embalse que llevan su nombre, rodeados de pinos, cultivos y paisajes mediterráneos que configuran un mosaico de matices.
Joaquín López
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After a lifetime together, my best fr...

After a lifetime together, my best friend had to pack up and look for the opportunities he deserves in London. It was many months without seeing him, but a good spring Thursday, while I was enjoying a cold beer after a hot day at the University of Alicante, appeared on my back to give me one of the greatest joys of my life. That moment was well worth a special place, so we decided to take the car, and find a charming corner in which to spend the day. The choice could not be more accurate. After little more than half an hour shuffling destinations, Guadalest is won the victory and we headed there. Little can be said about this beautiful place that is not known. The peak of the mountain magic collected from every pore. Pedestrian walkways, craft shops, miniature museum and several flashy restaurants may seem its greatest attraction, however dealing with your people do everything to pass the background, and decide to enjoy their stories and advice openly. Definitely a place to return, although I never got to go at all.

Después de toda una vida juntos, mi mejor amigo tuvo que hacer las maletas y buscar las oportunidades que merece en Londres.
Fueron muchos meses sin verle, pero un buen jueves de primavera, mientras yo disfrutaba de una gélida cerveza después de un tórrido día en la Universidad de Alicante, apareció por mi espalda para darme una de las mayores alegrías de mi vida.
Ese momento bien merecía un lugar especial, por lo que decidimos coger el coche, y buscar un rincón con encanto en el que pasar el día. La elección no pudo ser más certera.
Tras poco más de media hora barajando destinos, Guadalest se alzó con el triunfo y para allá que nos dirigimos.
Poco se puede decir de ese bello lugar que no se sepa. El pico de su montaña recoge magia por todos sus poros. Los pasadizos peatonales, las tiendas artesanales, el museo de miniaturas y varios restaurantes llamativos pueden parecer su mayor atractivo, sin embargo el trato con su gente hace que todo pase a un segundo plano, y decidas disfrutar de sus historias y consejos sin tapujos.
Sin duda un lugar donde volveré, aunque jamás me llegué a ir del todo.
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Rural tourism in guadalest

Oscar invites us to enjoy rural tourism and reveals the charms of El Castell de Guadalest and one of the beautiful lodgings of Valencia. Led by Toni Serrano (Cases Noves) discover the myriad outdoor activities offered here: hiking, climbing, gorge, BBT, mushroom picking, collecting honey ...

Turismo rural en guadalest

Óscar nos invita a disfrutar del turismo rural y nos descubre los encantos de El Castell de Guadalest y de uno de los preciosos alojamientos rurales de la Comunitat Valenciana. De la mano de Toni Serrano (Cases Noves) descubre la infinidad de actividades al aire libre que ofrece este lugar: senderismo, escalada, descenso de barranco, BBT, recogida de setas, recolección de miel...
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Walk around guadalest

It is always interesting to go inland villages near your place of residence, so one morning by Guadalest is a right option if you like to surround yourself with mountain, in a village pequeito besides visiting the museum of old bikes.

Paseo por guadalest

Siempre es interesante recorrer pueblos del interior cercanos a tu lugar de residencia, por eso una mañana por Guadalest es una opción correcta si te gusta rodearte de montaña, en un pueblo pequeñito y visitando además el museo de motos antiguas.
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Information about Guadalest

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