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Castillo de Banyeres de Mariola

This fortress has an irregular polygonal layout with a double enclosure surrounded by an outer wall. It sits on top of a hill and is accessed by a semi-circular arched gateway set in the north-eastern corner. The castle is an example of a building method that used masonry fixed with lime and its walls are topped with battlements.

The site has two split-level enclosures: a lower area for living quarters and where everyday life took place, plus an upper area accessed by a doorway with a stone lintel comprising the keep, a water tank and a hall with a barrel vaulted ceiling and a door set into a stone semi-circular archway leading onto a terrace. Here, a walkway leads to a square tower with three rooms on three floors, all with barrel vaulted ceilings and now home to the festival museum.​


Opening hours:

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: from 11:30 to 13:30 and from 16:00 to18:00 (October to May).
From 11:30 to 13:30 and from 18:00 to 20:00 (June, July and September).
Public holidays open mornings only.

Tuesday to Sunday: from 11:30 to 13:30 and from 18:00 to 20:00 in August.

During the remainder of the year, for groups and school visits, please contact the Tourist Office for weekday opening hours.
Castle ticket prices: €2.60; €1.30 (senior citizens, unemployed and groups of more than 20 people).
Combined museums ticket: €4.15; €2.10 (reduced).

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