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Castell de Xativa, Xativa

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  • The train ride from Valencia is around 30-45 minutes and pretty cheap. The walk up the hill to the castle doesn't take long and isn't that steep but bring some water with you just in case. The castle ...  more »
  • We are history lovers and we have recently discovered this place, it's wonderful! We recommend the little train to get up there, and then enjoy! Excellent views, a lot of centuries in front of you and...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Worth the trip from Valencia. The castle spans 2000 years of history and provides a great English map.  more »
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  • Hilltop fortress with twin castle towers, lots of interest on walk to the top with gardens to stop and rest. A picnic area is half way up and a restaurant is at the entrance serving a lovely menu. There is a castle shuttle bus from the town centre if you didn't fancy driving up to the top car park, which can get quite full. Amazing views from top.
  • If you can, pick a sunny day for your visit - the view is really amazing and lets you appreciate the castle's strategic importance during its days in service. From the town the castle looks truly spectacular with its buildings and walls covering most of the mountain ridge. Illuminated at night this is impression is even multiplied. If you are healthy and have two legs you should park your car at the foot of the hill and make the short walk up the hill. Approaching the castle it becomes a bit clearer that not all (or actually not much) of what you see from the valley is really original and old. Much rebuilding has gone into reconstructing the walls and some buildings - it is understandable but somehow I felt a bit deceived :-) The entry fee was 2,40 and very fair. The walk up and around the Major Castle took a bit over an hour - mostly because we were marvelling the view from the various lookout points. The Minor Castle took only half an hour or less - there is not much to see except (again) the views. Altogether absolutely worth a visit especially if you have kids. There is a picnic area inside the castle if you bring your own stuff. Enjoy!
  • A truly amazing place, a must visit place. Awe inspiring views and 2.40€ entrance! unbelievable.
  • It's a lovely walk to the castle from the town, and it sometimes felt like a pilgrimage as you gradually passed different sections of the castle until you finally reached the fortress at the top. Incredible views of the surrounding region and adequate facilities for those wishing to get a bite to eat or in need of a toilet break. A small fee of around €2 is needed to access one half of the castle, however the rest of it is free to explore. Definitely worth it. There's also a tourist bus runs that regularly to and from the castle.
  • Wonderfully city with a beautiful castle overlooking the old Town.

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