Monday, 28 November 2011

Guadalest

 Located up in the mountains around 25km from Altea, is the tiny village of Guadalest.
It is perched on a pinnacle of a granite mountain and has fantastic views.

It used to be a place of strategic importance and the only way in through this little mountain village is through these doors:


In the 18th Century they were bombarded during the Spanish war of concession but apart from a few canon holes in the monastery walls the place remains intact. When you walk in past these doors you walk into a little tunnel and you come out on the other side at it feels like you've just been transported back to the 18th Century, apart from a few new features like this stairway:

The view from up here is breathtakingly beautiful. More pictures to come.


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