San Jose (Saint Joseph) Castle, Guadalest
Little of the castle of San Jose (Saint Joseph) remains. It can be seen at the highest point of the cliff towering over the old walled town. The castle was very important due to its strategic situation. It was originally constructed in the 12th century, was reformed in the 15th and in 16th centuries, was practically leveled by an earthquake in 1644.
The 1644 and 1748 earthquakes and the bomb attack in 1708 in the Succession War were responsible for its destruction.
The Alcozaiba fortress is an 11th century fortress built by the Moors. It is located on the property of the Orduña House. Today all that is left is a restored tower.
More details on the Guadalest history page