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Castalla

Castalla is a town located in the comarca of L'Alcoià, in the province of Alicante, Spain. Castalla is located in a mountainous area, 35 km from Alicante.Castalla Castle sits on a hill overlooking the valley and the town is around, at the foot of the hill, 680 m above sea level. Castalla La Hoya, whose history is Castalla capital, is a broad valley in the form of T oriented to the southeast and sandwiched between various mountain formations. Castalla occupies the west and southwest of La Hoya which interlock like Maigmó mountains, Cati or Argenya . The climate of the area can be locked in a mid-mountain Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is around 17 degrees. The rains are not abundant, around 400mm per year, but mountain ranges favor the formation of cloudiness and local rainfall, increasing these with altitude. Snowfall is common in winter days of January and February. Communicates with Alicante and Valencia along the A-7.In the castle are Neolithic settlements, Bronze Age, Iberian, Roman and Arabs, historically, the castle has been the core around which they would bringing together the amullarada city housing.James I of Aragon took the castle from the Moors after the conquest of Biar and integrated it into the Kingdom of Valencia, under the Treaty of Almizra, was in Castalla border with Castile. For this reason, started rebuilding the castle and was consecrated the first church in the place where the present chapel of the Blood.
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