They are always seen in fairy tales and period stories. It is about the castles, those beautiful and imposing buildings that have designs that cause impact on those who see them. Europe is characterized by being the place where many unforgettable castles exist. Spain is one of the countries where it is necessary to take a walk to discover architectural beauties. All these works stand out as cultural news from Valencia (in spanish: noticias culturales Valencia).
Here is a list of the most spectacular castles in that nation:
1.- Castle or Palau dels Milà i Aragó d'Albaida
Valencia is one of the cities where you can find beautiful castles. One of them is this one, the Palau dels Milà i Aragó d'Albaida which dates from the years 1471 to 1477. Walking around this place is an experience that will never leave your mind. It is a fundamental part of the history and culture of Albaida and every season it receives many national and foreign visitors.
Due to its historical interest within the city, it was declared Cultural Heritage by the Valencian Government, and it also has the title of Good of Cultural Interest. Through several local decrees, this castle is protected to guarantee its preservation and care in time.
To visit and tour the Palau dels Milà i Aragó, it is necessary to make an appointment and pay, around 3 euros for the entrance. In case of large groups of people, the amounts may vary.
2.- Ayora Castle
It is also called the Palace-Fortress of the Duke of Infantado and is one of the most impressive and perfectly built in the Valencian Community, so it is one of the most visited in the city and the Community of this territory. This building has the remains of what was once a fortress that characterized the town.
From this castle you can see beautiful landscapes, ideal for photographs. It is estimated that this castle was built in the thirteenth century, after a Christian conquest, which took the facilities of Arab origin.
Many tourist agencies offer tours of the facilities, which have their own set schedule for visits. It is recommended to inquire about the schedules at the moment of going to the place.
3.- Castle-Palace of the Counts of Cervellón (Anna)
In the Paseo Alameda No. 4 of Anna in Valencia, you can find this architectural monument that has its history since the early seventeenth century. Over the years, it became the Center of Heritage Dissemination, after going through a rehabilitation process.
Also in this castle-palace operates the Ethnological Museum of the Village and the Water Museum. It is planned that these legendary buildings will also house the Archaeological Museum.
Visitors can learn a lot about the local history and the castle, with the help of guided tours and permanent exhibitions. A place that should be on everyone's itinerary.
4.- Alaquàs Castle
This structure has its origin in the 15th century and was initially a noble mansion. Although over the years it has undergone important modifications in its design, it still maintains the essence that characterizes it as a spectacular piece very much loved in Valencia.
Walking around every corner of this castle is a journey into the past, but it also serves to take moments of reflection for the silence and peace that it represents. The authorities have declared it an Asset of Cultural Interest and also a National Historical and Artistic Monument.
Alaquàs Castle also serves as the headquarters of the Public Center for Adult Education Enric Valor and is also the library of the Castell d'Alaquàs. Before coming to visit, it is recommended to consult the opening hours, because sometimes they vary and there are seasons when it closes its doors, for various reasons.
Undoubtedly, these castles must be essential in the visits to Valencia, they are part of its history, culture and idiosyncrasy. A real opportunity to know.
Leisure and culture in the Valencian Community (ocio y cultura en la Comunidad Valenciana) have been commonly associated with partying, nightlife and fire. However, we have already seen that it is possible to enjoy the culture of this beautiful land by visiting these incredible architectural complexes. The Valencian culture (cultura valenciana) is part of the Mediterranean culture, which through its contact with the various peoples who have been in this sea during history, has left a deposit of tradition and wisdom, which can be discovered in each cultural visit, in each festival, in each legend and even in each traditional dish.
To visit the Valencian Community at any time of the year is to soak up that Mediterranean essence, and to find in it the sediments of the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Germanic peoples... and all the peoples who, to a greater or lesser extent, have contributed to making this prosperous land a place that many people want to visit and enjoy. A unique, welcoming place full of history.