This ruined castle, perched on a rock, offers the best vistas of the area. To reach it you pass through Casa Orduña, a beautiful village house with its original 18th-century furnishings. On Sunday and either Thursday or Friday, it shuts for an hour for lunch at 2pm.
Castillo de San José
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