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Penella Castle

In 1272, the king James I gave a consent to Guillem Ponç de Vilafranca in order to build a castle or tower on the ‘Peniella’ rock, with a territory between the castles of Alcoy and Penàguila dominions, inside the settlements of Penella and Forminyà.

The architectural complex was built on a high point, very precipitous at the north and west sides. The buildings at east and south sides were built on a graded soil, while the tower and rectangular construction, that still stand, were built directly on the rock.

The restoration of this monument, started in 2003 and finished in 2006 and has allowed the conservation of one of the rare witnesses of a convulsive and socioeconomical unsettled age.

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Visits:

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 1 pm (until 28, 2018). Free visit.

Out of this time ask for the keys in the town hall (Local Police, Plaza de la Vila, 1). ID is required



Cocentaina Castle
Cocentaina Castle
Earls Palace
Earls Palace
Penella Castle
Penella Castle
Town wall towers
Town wall towers
Moors and Christians Festival Museum
Moors and Christians Festival Museum
El Comtat Archeology and Ethnology Museum
El Comtat Archeology and Ethnology Museum
Town Hall
Town Hall
Saint Christopher Hermitage
Saint Christopher Hermitage
Santa Bàrbara Hermitage
Santa Bàrbara Hermitage
Clarisas Convent
Clarisas Convent
Convent of Franciscan Fathers
Convent of Franciscan Fathers
Church of Santa Maria
Church of Santa Maria
‘El Salvador’ church
‘El Salvador’ church
Carrer Major (Main Steet)
Carrer Major (Main Steet)
‘Dolors’ Street
‘Dolors’ Street
'Pla de la Font' Square
'Pla de la Font' Square
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