Xixona - Castillo de la torre grossa
kind of trip :
* castle
entrance fee :
* free
opening hours :
* outside can always be visited
* inside is not accessible to the public
 contact :
* phone : (+34) 965 613 014
address :
* Carrer del Castell, Xixona
* GPS 38°32'21.0"N 0°30'33.4"W - decimal 38.539158, -0.509286
distance :
* Torrevieja : 93 km, 65 minutes
* Guardamar : 77 km, 65 minutes
* La Marina : 65 km, 55 minutes
accessibility :
* wheelchairs : the path next to the castle is not suitable at all for
  wheelchairs
* dogs : allowed
most recent update : 14 April 2019

 
Xixona - Castillo de la torre grossa
 
"The castle of the big tower", that is the literal translation of the name of the castle of Xixona. Or what remains today of the 8-century-old castle.
 
In the decades after it was built, the castle served to protect various national borders. First that of the kingdom of Aragon and later that place was also the border of the kingdom of Valencia. After the attack by the troops of Archduke Carlos, the castle was almost completely destroyed.
 
Nowadays you can visit the outside of the castle, on top of the hill. And at the same time you enjoy a beautiful view of Xixona and the surrounding area.