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Montefrio Castle - worth a visit

Arriving at the village from the west, the stunning silhouette of the church, Iglesia de la Villa... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jo W
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Andalucia, Spain
Charming Day Trip From Granada! Well Worth the Windy Roads and Humorous Interpretive Signs!

What a charming little castle! Perched upon the top of a steep hill, you can find delights such as... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
ajohancsik
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving at the village from the west, the stunning silhouette of the church, Iglesia de la Villa, perched high on top of a rocky pinnacle overlooking the town dominates the skyline. This was once the site of a Nasrid castle that was the last place...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

What a charming little castle! Perched upon the top of a steep hill, you can find delights such as archeological evidence of early Moorish habitation. There are many interpretive signs in English (though you often get a good chuckle out of the translations) outside, although...More

1  Thank ajohancsik
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It is a short but very steep climb up from the Tourist office up to the castle. Not taxing as the distance is short but would could be a challenge for someone with bad hips or knees. The streets were better for donkeys than cars....More

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Reviewed 6 February 2016

Our climb to the castle began with a meandering ascent through the white washed homes of Montefrio complete with barking dogs and locals going to market. Every turn delivered a new view that could only be exceeded by what awaited at the top. We arrived...More

1  Thank Kenneth N
Reviewed 29 January 2015

An interesting, if exhausting, experience and well worth the effort of climbing the steep path from the town. I do not recommend that this be attempted after a heavy night, however : the hangover really kicked in as the summit was reached, but the views...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Collect you ticket from the tourist office at the bottom before you walk uo the hill. it's a steep climb, but if you are staying in this lovely village its a climb in all directions.one at the top there are views across the town in...More

Thank yorkshire101
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Check at tourist office before you go up. By the time we got here we were exhausted! Had tried twice to get up but went wrong way first time, right fork not left if you are walking up from church / centre. Then went up...More

Thank SimonNSW18
Reviewed 4 February 2013

This church/crumbling Moorish castle perched on a cliff high above the village is worth a visit not only for the view but for 2.50euros its a bargain. There is a good display in the church with all the boards having some information in English and...More

1  Thank JANDDBritinParis
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