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“Guadalest Monastery”

Reviewed 18 June 2014

First rate tourist attraction but certainly not over crowded the day we visited. Rich in history but a long trek up to the Monastery. Definitely become more touristy than when we last visited some 13 years ago. At that time to get up to the entrance of the Monastery you could ride a donkey but those days are gone and there is now a paved road. There are now tourist shops where there used to be small houses with ladies sitting outside selling local crafts, we missed them. However, things do change and we enjoyed our experience this time although it was very different. Much more commercial. When you climb up to the top of the Monastery there are some wonderful views so well worth the effort.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We have visited Guadalest several times over the years and its certainly worth the visit. Its an old fortified town, full of history and gets quite busy especially during the Summer months. plenty of places to eat and shop as well as the motorcycle museum which is further down on the valley on the Collasa - Guadalest road, a must for the historical Motor bike lovers.

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Reviewed 2 May 2013

This place is fabulous. It is a fortified town and I would think very secure. There are many lovely if touristy shops where you can browse freely. There are museums and restaurants and recently added an interesting sculpture park. A little distance away is an interesting shop selling Lladro exhibition pieces which are wonderful. From Guadalest one may look down on the reservoir and now one can go on a trip in a solar powered boat. This is an odd sensation because it makes no sound and moves at a snail's pace. This is a good place to go for trip as there is lots to see and do for all ages.

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Reviewed 22 April 2013

We visited here at the end of February, unfortunately the weather wasn't good. We caught the local bus from Benidorm €7.30 return, only one bus there and back which left Benidorm at 10.15 and returned from Guadalest at 1.30 we had plenty of time to do what we wanted with the weather but if it as a nice day you may want to spend longer there. Very interesting and fantastic views, well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 March 2013

We went to Guadalest and visited the castle/monastery in March. We were lucky to go not in the tourist season - we avoid masses of people. It's a lovely place, worth to see expecially because of spectacular views from the top of monastery.
The road to the fortress is very twisty and full of beautiful mountain views.

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