Castillo de la Atalaya

Castle in Villena

Perched above the old town, this 12th-century castle has been handsomely restored and is splendidly lit at night. Entrance is by guided visit, in Spanish with English asides. Tickets can be bought at the town's tourist office or at the visitor centre near the castle's base. A double wall encloses the central patio de armas courtyard, overlooked by a high square keep.