Denia Castle and Archaeological Museum

Denia Castle and Archaeological Museum

Denia Castle and Archaeological Museum

Denia Castle and Archaeological Museum
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Stuart C
Province of Alicante, Spain36 contributions
Mar 2022
For just €3 (or €2 for pensioners), this comprehensive castle complex is excellent value for money. The visitor can easily spend a couple of hours exploring within, with the added bonus of its elevated position providing superb open views of the seaside town of Denia and its vast marina. There is also a café inside the complex, where one can relax and enjoy the ambience!
Written March 16, 2022
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Anne J
Exmoor National Park, UK19 contributions
Dec 2019
We went early for a walk around the castle.. before it got busy..the entrance fee was something small like 3 euros, we would have willingly paid more to help with the upkeep of the castle. Although there was work going on, the views from there looking over Denia are amazing, the castle itself really interesting, it was peaceful, pretty, and the cats that live there are so cute.. lots of them, and nice to see that somebody is feeding them. I would imagine in summer it would be very hot up there, so go early. In December it was still a nice temperature, no coats needed. Worth it for the views.
Written January 24, 2020
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Rcd78
Wigtown, UK4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We visited from Alicante the train journey from Benidorm to Calpe was picturesque. You are then ushered onto a luxury coach to complete your journey to Dénia.
The Castle is well worth the climb. It is good to see it is unspoilt. We spent half a day here with our young children. If you use your manners and a little Spanish the staff are very helpful. There are no signs in English but you can work out what's happening. After all we are in Spain. We were impressed to find the café open on a quiet day in January.
Written January 17, 2020
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Joana L
4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The cafe owner was extremely rude, I was never treated like this in my life. The cafe was supposed to open at 5pm, they arrived at 5.30pm and still shouted at us. Then she asked us (a group of 7 people) to all sit at the same table because she didn't want to be bothered to clean more than one table after we left. Continued to shout at us and when we complained that she opened late she said that the place was hers she can do whatever she wants.
To be honest, I didn't mind paying for the entrance fee because I wanted to see the castle and have a nice cold drink up top. That didn't happen. Will never return and would completely advise against giving any money to that cafe.
Written August 24, 2020
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L R
Bury70 contributions
Dec 2021
Denia castle is a lovely feature of Denia & well worth visiting. It only costs 3 euros to visit and the views from the top are incredible. It's really interesting and very well kept. After the long climb to the top there is a nice cafe to stop and have some refreshments.
Written December 24, 2021
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Helen
Portsmouth, UK26 contributions
Dec 2019
Great place to visit with panoramic views across the city and of the Montgo. There's a little cafe near the museum with super views. Went in December when it was hot (by UK standards) and sunny. The museum isn't open all day long and isn't huge, but very interesting nonetheless. Very photogenic!
Written January 1, 2020
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Torreloon
14 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great place for a weekend break.
Choice of hotels and restaurants very good , as is the climate.
Would recommend Daniya hotel.
Good price and although rooms a bit dated was spotlessly clean and excellent staff and service.
Will def be back again
Written October 30, 2020
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RachNorfolk
Norfolk872 contributions
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I have been to Denia about 20 times now and decided to visit it's Castle one hot summers day. We took a while to find the entrance and ended up having to ask for directions to it. The 2 of us paid 2 Euro each to enter. The walk up was quite hard as it was very hot so had to stop a few times. The gardens are terraced and you can take a break under the shade of trees and sit down etc too. When we finally reached the top we found a great snack bar selling lollies and soft drinks and cold beers. After we had a drink and recovered we took in the great views. We then looked around The Museum part which was lower down in 2 buildings. The gardens were diff levels and there was some weird Art around the gardens.

It is really worth going to Denia Castle for the views alone. Try and go on a not so hot day so it is more enjoyable. There were loo's and a snack bar and places to sit in the shade in the gardens. The museum was worth going to look in too, interesting stuff. Allow yourself a couple of hours to enjoy it. Think I will go again during my next visit.
Written July 27, 2010
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Samantha H
Las Rozas, Spain13 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We got the tourist train from a stop near the big port roundabout. The first one goes at 11am I think. It cost us 6€pp, which includes the 2€ to enter the castle. It was nice to sit on the train and watch the world go by and you realise as you start the ascent to the castle just why the train takes you up there! It's a steep one! The train manages to squeeze itself through the castle gates (which blew us away - it seemed impossible!) and takes you right to the top to enjoy the views. One side you have the port and beaches and the sea, and the other the views of all the mountains. Spectacular. There is a little shop to buy a can of drink or an ice cream for kids and have a wonder around. The museum is very small and shows some of the things they have dug up there which gives you a nice insight into history. The best part was a little cave that showed photos/drawings of Denia throughout history and the changes that brings it up to modern day. The train waits for you for half an hour, which is ample time, and then takes you back down again to where you got on the train. A lovely hour sightseeing and I do love a road train!
Written August 18, 2015
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CanadianinBatonRouge
San Marcos, TX2,553 contributions
Finding the entrance to the Castle in Denia is a real challenge. The castle walls dominate the skyline and loom over the town yet the entrance is almost hidden down a small side street. We parked our car at the bottom and then made our way up and around the walls. A bit of a hike but worth it once you are there.

You can actually drive your car through the narrow gate and for 2 Euros drive it up a well landscaped new road to the top. We payed a nominal amount, 10 Euros for 2 adults and 3 children (and dog) and walked our way up. What was interesting was the amount of space in the main walls, essentially there are terraces all around the grounds where long ago there must have been houses and shops. Now all that is left is outline of the buildings and castle ruins at the top.

Once you get to the very top of the castle which is reached by a metal pathway, the views are amazing. The museum is underneath the upper terrace and while small, is very well done and interesting. Washrooms and an ice cream shop can also be found at the top.
Written February 25, 2010
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