Places to visit round Guadalest, Spain

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Details of places to see around Guadelest are on this page
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Apart from the Town and Castle of Guadalest, there is:-

Lake of Guadalest. A dam across the river was finished in 1964. It is 73 feet high and 270 meters long. The spectacular reservoir perhaps is best seen from the Castle of Guadalest (which means Eagles Nest). You can drive all the way down to visit the dam and take a walk on the borders of the lake. The lake supplies water to many towns in the neighbourhood, including Benidorm, the main tourist city in this area.The Guadalest dam is an excellent location for fresh water fishing, but you'll need a licence which you can get in the local fishing tackle shop.

Benimantell is a small, mainly agricultural village, with 460 inhabitants, and located on the shady side of the Sierra Aitana. The village is on the steep slopes of the Sierra, and one of its steep streets has been name Trencacames ('Leg breaker') on acount of the damage it has done over the years. Benimantell is a typical mountain village. It began as a Moorish farmstead, growing almonds and olives. Olive oil can be purchased from the cooperative

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