El Castell de Guadalest

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The touristic town of Guadalest.

El Castell de Guadalest (Valencian pronunciation: [eɫ kasˈteʎ de ɣwaðaˈlest]) or briefly Guadalest is a Valencian town and municipality located in a mountainous area of the comarca of Marina Baixa, in the province of Alicante, Spain. Guadalest has an area of 16 km² and, according to the 2002 census, a total population of 189 inhabitants.[citation needed]


The economy of Guadalest is mainly based on tourism. The town has many remarkable monuments and interesting places to visit:

  • Castle of L'Alcazaiba or Sant Josep, built in the 11th century by Muslims.
  • Castle of the King.
  • Tower-crag of Alcalà.
  • Baroque Catholic church of Mare de Déu de l'Assumpció, built between 1740 and 1753.
  • Jail, built in the 12th century. It conserves a dungeon.
  • Antonio Marco Museum
  • Ethnological Museum
  • Historical Motorcycle Museum Vall de Guadalest, a collection of over a hundred motorcycles and some small cars, all in perfect condition.
  • Micro-Gigantic Museum
  • Miniatures Museum
  • Ribera Girona Museum
  • The Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum, 20,000 salt and pepper shakers from around the world.
  • Torture instruments Museum
  • Town Museum Orduña House

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