El Castell de Guadalest
El Castell de Guadalest (Valencian pronunciation: [eɫ kasˈteʎ de ɣwaðaˈlest]) or briefly Guadalest is a Valencian town and municipality located in a mountainous area of the comarca of Marina Baixa, in the province of Alicante, Spain. Guadalest has an area of 16 km² and, according to the 2002 census, a total population of 189 inhabitants.
The economy of Guadalest is mainly based on tourism. The town has many remarkable monuments and interesting places to visit:
- Castle of L'Alcazaiba or Sant Josep, built in the 11th century by Muslims.
- Castle of the King.
- Tower-crag of Alcalà.
- Baroque Catholic church of Mare de Déu de l'Assumpció, built between 1740 and 1753.
- Jail, built in the 12th century. It conserves a dungeon.
- Antonio Marco Museum
- Ethnological Museum
- Historical Motorcycle Museum Vall de Guadalest, a collection of over a hundred motorcycles and some small cars, all in perfect condition.
- Micro-Gigantic Museum
- Miniatures Museum
- Ribera Girona Museum
- The Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum[permanent dead link], 20,000 salt and pepper shakers from around the world.
- Torture instruments Museum
- Town Museum Orduña House
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- Town Hall Page
- Pictures of Guadalest
- Destino Guadalest, Listing of all activities to do in the Valley.
- Guadalest, Overview on the city with sightseeing attractions and map. in English.
- Webcam of Guadalest
- Virtual Tour of Guadalest
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