Located on a small rocky hill at 540 metres above sea level, the castle of Petrer dominates a town which, settled on its southern slope, has progressively extended its dispersion towards the valley. Located to the Northwest of the so-called Elda Valley, its altitude dominates much of the Middle Vinalopó, visualizing the castles of Sax, Elda, Monóvar and La Mola (Novelda), controlling from ancient times the natural route of communication of the Alicante coast to the plateau.

Built in the Muslim era (12th century), adapting to the orography of the terrain, and later remodelled (14th and 15th centuries), it consists of two enclosures: the esplanade and the citadel.



The first preserves a canvas of tapial wall with a central cube that delimits an interior space where archaeological excavations documented houses of medieval chronology.

Located on a small rocky hill at an altitude of 540 metres above sea level, Petrer Castle dominates a town which, settled on its southern slope, has progressively extended its dispersion towards the valley. Located to the Northwest of the so-called Elda Valley, its altitude dominates much of the Middle Vinalopó, visualizing the castles of Sax, Elda, Monóvar and La Mola (Novelda), controlling from ancient times the natural route of communication of the Alicante coast to the plateau.

Built in the Muslim era (12th century), adapting to the orography of the terrain, and later remodelled (14th and 15th centuries), it consists of two enclosures: the esplanade and the citadel.



>The first preserves a canvas of tapial wall with a central cube that delimits an interior space where archaeological excavations documented houses of medieval chronology.
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The citadel crowned the hill. It consists of a polygonal walled space with eight sides, in masonry and masonry. Its main entrance is elevated above ground level and defended by a covered balcony. After a long restoration (1974-1983) it was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument.