In Xativa, on the “Sierra de Castell”, there is a double fortress divided into Castell Menor and Castell Mayor.
Castell Menor is the oldest part of the Iberian and Roman castle. Legend has it that Himilce’s wife Hanibal gave birth to a son here in 218 BC.
A little higher on the crest of Vernissa mountain rises the Castell Major, built in the Middle Ages. After the Christian conquest by Jaume I, it became the main fort between Castile and the capital of the Kingdom of Valencia.
First, some useful information.
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 21.00
Mondays that are not closed on public holidays.
Normal: From 16 years of age 6 euros
Discounted: (children from 8 to 16 years old, youth card, student card, teacher card, large family, pensioners, groups over 10 people and people with disabilities)
FREE: (children up to 7 years of age, guides and Xàtiva library card holders
These gardens are dedicated to the Andalusian poet Ibm Hazm who wrote “The Pigeon Necklace” during his exile in Xativa.
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