Castell de la Granadella
Xàbia/Jávea is always a delight to spend time in. The town’s historic centre, fishing district, coves and beaches all emanate a very Mediterranean charm. And in one of its most popular coves, La Granadella, you can enjoy much more than turquoise waters.
Before jumping into the sea, you can walk a route that leads you to Castell de la Granadella. This small horseshoe-shaped fortification has a tufa stone exterior. It was built in 1739 on the site of a tower dating back to the 15th century.
The fortress was part of the defence system lining the Valencian coast to protect it from pirate attacks originating from North Africa.
When you reach the castle, you will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views over the coast, spanning from Isla del Descubridor to Cap d’Or. Absolutely worth the effort.