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beautiful place with amazing views

visited in February so it was really quiet. Just 2 euros entry includes a pamphlet in English. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shaba310
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 19 July 2018
SalsaChickNik
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Shaba310
Reviewed 19 July 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
1  Thank SalsaChickNik
Reviewed 27 February 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 21 January 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
3  Thank David M
Reviewed 17 September 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 9 November 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 23 October 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 28 September 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 21 April 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
2  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 7 July 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
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