Castillo de La Iruela

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David M
65 contributions
Friends
Amazing place, so we'll kept considering how old it is. The views are to die for and so it is the climb to get to it. It doesn't matter where you look, you just can't stop taking pictures. In every direction you look there is unique and breath taking scenery. Highly recommendable, although I'd say you need to be fairly fit. The visit will cost you 1,00€, yes you heard well it isn't a joke. Spain is definitely different!
Written January 21, 2018
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Michael A
Pompano Beach, FL37 contributions
Couples
The town of Iruela which you go through to get to the castle is very small, quaint, and attractive. There are the ruins of an old church destroyed by the French, and, higher up the fortifications built by the Arabs, on top of which there is a tower built when the Spanish took the town. The view from the tower just below the top of the mountain ridge is spectacular and gives one an appreciation of how the economy is built on the production from the olive trees which cover the mountains and valleys below as far as one can see.
Written April 21, 2015
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Chris J
Colwyn Bay, UK42 contributions
Couples
A work in progress, this Castillo is fascinating. The views from the top of the tower are spectacular. There is an intriguing amphitheatre (who did what there....and to who?) and an atmospheric ruined church. It's one of those places that stimulates both an interest in the history that surrounds it, and the imagination. Moor or Knight Templar - you decide! Evening opening times are from 5.30-ish. Highly recommended.
Written October 23, 2013
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Shaba
2 contributions
Couples
visited in February so it was really quiet. Just 2 euros entry includes a pamphlet in English. It was great to explore and learn a little about the history of the area. Fantastic views from the tower. Walking further up the hill behind the castle was lovely too - a nice easy walk.
Written February 25, 2019
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SalsaChickNik
Galera, Spain1,266 contributions
Couples
We were so glad to have gone to Castillo de La Iruela. It was breathtaking in every direction and at every step. I loved the fact that you could climb to the top of the tower as well as stand in the amphitheatre - such a castle with a difference. This is definitely a place not to be missed when in the area.

Also, unusually, there were great toilets - situated between the castle and the amphitheatre - clean and with soap, paper etc.

For the current opening times, see my photograph - taken from outside the castle.

There is a little cafe and gift shop next door if you need a snack, drink or ice-cream.
Written July 19, 2018
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Jethro672
London1,001 contributions
Solo
Amazing views of surrounding countryside from the spectacular castle perched on precariously on limestone cliffs. Expect a lot of steps.a must visit. You'll need around an hour here
Written February 27, 2018
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Ray V
Chaves, Portugal357 contributions
Family
On foot it is quite a climb to get here since the village and then the castle are straight up from the road. When we visited there was no one there and no obstacles to our getting in whatsoever. From more recent reviews I see they have started charging, first 1€ and then 2€. Others have commented that it is a hit or miss situation to find the castle open. Perhaps it was better when no one was charging. But, a word to the wise, this spot is not safe for small children.
Written September 17, 2017
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Antxiara
California50 contributions
Friends
I went for the first time a year and a half ago and it was open. Great views and very beautiful, so beautiful in fact I wanted to take everyone I knew to this place. The last 3 times I have been there, always with friends visiting the area from far away places, it was NEVER OPEN! And we were always there when it was "open" according to their timetable. And this isn't an easy place to get to either. We make the effort to go on the extremely steep hills either by foot or by car (which is terrifying) on supposedly two way traffic streets, and then have to park and walk to the castle and find it closed. And we wait just in case the person is late or went for a coffee. Or we see people inside the gates who totally ignore us. Last time we went, last week, someone in town told us the girl who opens the gate partied too hard the night before and was probably asleep....it was 6pm. And she is getting paid for this? It's too bad. Such a lovely place and I will probably never take anyone there again.
Written July 12, 2013
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vivien49
staffordshire240 contributions
visited this beautiful castle and saw the BEST flamenco show ever, by "Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia" ..
Written August 13, 2019
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Felixstowe2016
Felixstowe, UK4,643 contributions
Couples
Now our third visit to this tiny town.
Its primitive structure is relatively intact. It consists of a principal tower and two separate enclosures, with some battlements still intact, connected by a long curtain wall. These walls also protected the monastery, whose remains are still visible nearby.
Written November 9, 2016
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