Visit Denia’s castle by night


DENIA’S HILLTOP castle is a handsome reminder of the city’s historic importance when the Moors ruled this part of Spain.

The castle is an important landmark, which can be seen from many miles out to sea and throughout the city. The Arabs ruled Denia and much of Spain, from the 8th to the 13th century.

They built the city to provide a mighty fortress against potential intruders. However, in 1244 the city was reconquered by the Christians and many Moors fled.

After this, the mighty castle was left to crumble for many hundreds of years. A brief occupation by the French during the 19th century Peninsular war led to the castle being rebuilt.

The castle involves a short, steep climb alongside a pretty street of whitewashed houses. An impressive arched entrance dates from Moorish times but the castle itself is a mixture of styles as it developed over the centuries.

Each summer, the castle opens its doors in the evening for its ‘VISITE EL CASTELL DE NIT’ series – which has proved immensely popular over the years, attracting nearly 15,000 visitors in 2016.

The castle will open in the evening from 8.30pm – 00.30am Monday to Sunday, from July 6 until September 15.

The Archaeological Museum will also open until 10.00pm.


© No part of this web site may be reproduced without written permission from the publishers. All rights reserved. Todos los derechos reservados.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

We welcome comments from readers on our website and across our social networks. We invite you to discuss issues and share your views and we encourage robust debate and criticism provided it is civil.

However we reserve the right to reject or edit comments that:

• Contain offensive language
• Include personal attacks of any kind
• Are likely to offend or target any ethnic, racial, nationality or religious group
• Are homophobic, transphobic, sexist, offensive or obscene
• Contain spam or include links to other sites
• Are clearly off topic
• Impersonate an individual or organisation, are fraudulent, defamatory of any person, threatening or invasive of another’s privacy or otherwise illegal
• Are trolling or threatening
• Promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services

You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us, without limitation, in any format.