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Bodegas Parcent

Bodegas

Bodegas

For those interested in wines a visit to the Bodegas in Parcent is worthwhile.
Parcent is a delightful village inland from Benissa. Drive through Benissa in the direction of Calpe and take the right hand fork just outside the village, signposted Jalon. From Jalon continue towards Alkalali, and Parcent is signposted. The journey takes about 45 – 50 minutes from Benissa.

The wines are quite fruity using various grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, etc. for the red wines and Chardonnay, Moscatel Romano, etc. for the white wines. The area is famous for their sweet Moscatel

In 1996 the company started to make wines using grapes from their own land and everything is grown organically and made by hand, including picking, pressing, bottleing and labelling. It took almost ten years of experimenting before they had a range of seven wines, two reds, La Quintana and Comtat de Parcent, two whites, Gra d·Or and Auro, the latter being judged the best white wine at a blind tasting in January of this year, and others.. The bodegas also received the Baco de Bronce award in 2004.

Bodgegas Parcent is situated at Placa del Poble, 4, Parcent. Tel: 636 53 66 93

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Posted by on 10/08/2008 18:01:00

Restaurant L'Antiga Escola, Tollos

For a delightful day out to the mountains, nothing could be better than a visit to the restaurant L’Antiga Escola in Tollos. This restaurant is on top of a hill just past Castell de Castells. To reach Castell de Castells drive through Benissa going north and take the right fork signposted Jalon, continue through Jalon on to Alcalali and you will see Castell de Castells signposted just past the village.

There is lamb with mountain herbs on the menu, also Thai curry , starters include grilled mushrooms with Serrano ham. All the desserts are home made. The restaurant is owned by the chef, hence excellent personal attention.

To make reservations telephone 96 551 838. Open Wednesdays to Sundays.

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Posted by on 06/02/2008 14:26:00

Medieval Tower and Museum, Alcalali

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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Posted by on 02/11/2008 20:33:00