Things to do Life in Spain

Mon 11 Feb 2008

The Medieval Tower in Alcalali is well worth a visit. To arrive in Alcalali from Moraira, drive through Teulada to the N332, turn left and drive through the town of Benissa. At the end of the town take the right fork, signposted Jalon, drive through Jalon and in about two miles you will arrive in Alcalali.

There is a good parking space at the crossroads to Parcent and Murla. Walk through the town until you reach the square where the church is situated and opposite the church is the tower. This is open every Thursday between 10.0 .m. and 12.0 mid-day, other days by arrangement. The cost to enter is €1.50.

The tower has a very interesting history. It was constructed in 1600 to protect the village from the frequent attacks by pirates and bandits. In 1992 the Town Hall of Alcalali acquired the Tower and completely restored it, the top floor being completely in glass with the most magnificent views of the Vall de Pop, the Coll de Rates, the villages of Parcent, Jalon and Lliber and the mountain Pop de Murla, where, incidentally the last battle in 1609 against the Moors and the Christians took place.

There is a commentary in various languages with pictures on a lap top. The museum is also very interesting with numerous artefacts, weapons, etc, There are various bars and cafes in the village, also a restaurant, called Marcel, which is on the right hand side when you leave the town and return towards Jalon. Here you can have a menu del dia with three courses and a drink, all for €8.00

There are many attractions along the the Costa Blanca and you can find links to other sources of information here.

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