Aspe - Castillo del Rio
kind of trip :
* castle
entrance fee :
* free
opening hours :
* always accessible
address :
* side road of CV847 near the railroad bridge
* GPS 38°20'29.8"N 0°43'27.6"W - decimal 38.341606, -0.724322
distance :
* Torrevieja : 60 km, 42 minutes
* Guardamar : 44 km, 41 minutes
* La Marina : 33 km, 31 minutes
accessibility :
* wheelchairs: very difficult.
* dogs: allowed
most recent update : 13 April 2019

 
Castillo del Rio
 
The Castillo del Rio was built in the 12th and 13th centuries on top of a 246 meter high hill, about 3 kilometers outside the center of Aspe. A total of 12 towers were present. The castle was more than just the fort itself, it was more a fortified city with a lot of narrow streets.
 
Today, unfortunately, not much remains of the construction. Five of the towers are still very visible.