Atalaya Castle Tours

This iconic castle known as the Watchtower in English has a long history of strength and resistance, since Muslim residents held off three different sieges by James I or Aragon. It wasn’t until 1240 that defeat was admitted and the picture-perfect castle was taken by the Kingdom of Castile. 

Today, travelers can visit this historic site and wander the interior courtyard framed by sky-high walls and wander the second floor where a reproduction of a khamsa—a well-known Muslim and North African image of an open hand—is on display. 

Practical Info

The castle is located in the north-western part of Alicante between Castile and the former Kingdom or Aragon.
Location
Address: Calle Primera Manzana, Alicante, Spain
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Admission: € 3
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5-Hour Private Tour from Alicante to Villena

Spend your time in port in Alicante exploring the delights of Villena on this private 5-hour tour. Explore Atalaya Castle — widely considered to be Villena’s most important attraction — with a private guide and gain insight into the region’s rich history. Head onward to a local winery and olive grove, and tour the bottling rooms, cellars and vineyards as a guide sheds light on the grape varietals thriving in the region’s fertile soils. Sample delicious local wines accompanied by Iberian ham during a tasting session (own expense), then return in comfort to Alicante.
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Villena and Winery Private Shore Excursion from Alicante

When your cruise calls at Alicante, make the most of your time in the region with a private excursion to Villena. Journey to this historical city by private, air-conditioned vehicle and on arrival, visit its 12th-century Atalaya Castle (own expense), once a defensive point between Castile and Aragon. Then, take a guided tour of a local winery and olive grove, and enjoy an optional wine, oil, and Iberian ham tasting (own expense) before your return.
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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