Alicante, day 3.
Re-blogging this as we plan to visit here and take our own photos. Like the one through the arch. Nice framing. 🙂
Today we set off early to go and see the medieval hilltop town of Guadalest in the province of Alicante. Short for El Castell de Guadalest, this town and fort dates back to the twelfth century and is steeped in history. On arrival at the town it feels like you’re entering a Jurassic film-set with soaring palm trees, vines and jagged rocks cutting through the landscape.
With a castle, fort, town hall, cemetery and ancient shopping streets still intact, Guadalest is now just like a living museum. As you meander through the small streets you have the opportunity to visit old houses built into the rock, shops selling locally made lacework and of course the castle which was once lived in by royalty. The small shops sell anything from sheepskin slippers to chandeliers, quirky postcards to leather goods and everything is of course sold with a big friendly smile…
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