Pushed the boat out to stay in this ancient, rejuvenated castle which is the highlight of this fortified town. The views from it and the interior detail, made it worth every penny! We had a superb first floor corner room with ensuite bathroom. We could see out across the town and down over the plains and hear the water from the river and dam below, unless the external air conditioning unit kicked in. The staff were most helpful in the bar and amazing restaurant at breakfast, where the Eggs Benedict was superb. The town has lots of quiet wandering and beautiful views to offer, as well as a number of ancient churches. Unfortunately the only way to view the latter is on twice daily tours, in Spanish, which could have been explained better to me-I saw a leaflet but with poor Spanish and lack of foresight, asked no more about. The church with murals by Jesus Mateo is stunning and can be viewed for 3euros-a bargain! The tourist office was very informative.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exceptional witness to the Reconquest, this 8th. castle, perfectly preserved, retains the aura of Arabic influence, with inimitable bedrooms which recreate the most romantic legends. It rises up on a promontory which presides over a fertile bend of the river Júcar. Military motifs from that period dominate the living rooms, impregnated with stone and Castilian wood. ... more less
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