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Wow! A must-see and a fantastic return for a €1 spend.

We were so glad to have gone to Castillo de La Iruela. It was breathtaking in every direction and... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Galera, Spain
Amazing views impressive engineering

Amazing views of surrounding countryside from the spectacular castle perched on precariously on... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Jethro672
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank David M
Reviewed September 17, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Ray V
Reviewed November 8, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

Just walking around and finding this is worth it. There is little left of it but it does bring you back in time.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Laura C
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

A must see. Views over the olive groves and some well maintain ruins and an amphitheatre. Only 2€ entrance as well.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Chicaloca1510
Reviewed April 21, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Right at the top of La Iruela sits this fabulous castle. Free under 7 years of age, and just €1 per person thereafter. Definitely worth a visit for the amazing views!!!

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Almeria2000
Reviewed October 23, 2013

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...More

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank Chris J
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