Castillo de Dénia


From Plaza de la Constitución steps lead up to the ruins of Dénia’s castle, from where there’s a great overview of the town and coast. The castle grounds contain the Museo Arqueològic de Dénia, a collection of potsherds illustrating the town's long history. The closing time changes according to the time of year; check the website for exact times.

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