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peperi
Auckland Central, New Zealand222 contributions
Oct 2019
The Castle has a great virtual reality 3D tour of the geoda del pilar de jaravia - Pulpi that is worth every cent of the admission and climb to the castle. The castle is the oldest building in Pulpi. Built in 1764 as part of the coastal defence and offers magnificient views across the bay and the small islands below. The Virtual reality tour is stunning and takes you right into the great geod.
Written 15 November 2019
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M R T
4 contributions
Oct 2019
This site does not make it easy to review a very solid feather in Terreros' cap ... to muddle my metaphors. The historic castle above the nearby town of Aguilas is all very impressive in its own right and involves some climbing. The views of Aguilas are very good but ...
The views from the castle with the same name in Terreros are exceptional on a clear day - you can't see forever quite, but can take in views north-east to Cabo Cope to the start of the Cabo de la Gata national park. Close by, off the rugged coastline, are Terreros' two islands: Isla Negra and Isla de Terreros. Sunsets are a delight. Arguably, the best attraction in Terreros is free. You can drive up to the 18th century castle, but it's walkable if you're a little fit. There's a restaurant at the top too to relax with a drink or meal.
My five stars are aimed more at the Castillo in Terreros - I'd give four to that of Aguilas.
Written 4 November 2019
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Johnlobster
Morpeth, UK2,523 contributions
Sep 2019
Went up to the castillo when staying in Aguilas recently. Really enjoyed it and there are great views from up there. 2 euros entry very good. Well worth a visit.
Written 15 October 2019
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Jim W
Worcestershire, UK182 contributions
Sep 2019
WARNING! - there is a STEEP climb to the base of the lift up to the castle. If this is not working then you face another 80+ steps to the castle proper (not a problem for us, but if you are of limited mobility you will not be able to access the castle itself as there are steps in and out of the two main sections of the castle sites).
Entry is 2 Euros and gives one access to the whole castle, although artillery battery may be a more accurate description as this version of the castle dates from from 1750s onwards.
The interpretation information (all in Spanish) covers the geology, history, archaeology and flora/fauna of the site and the local area, and is excellent and interactive.
The views from the top of the castle are lovely and the whole visit will take up no more than an hour and a half.
Written 22 September 2019
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Karen W
Pulpi, Spain21 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
60th birthday jaunt. Decided to walk up which was a mistake. Please be aware it is exceptionally hard going. My poor partner is still recovering 2 days later. The lift not working did not help! Castle was super with magnificent views. All in Spanish so an iPhone came in handy for translating the signs within the buildings. A great piece of history and well worth a visit at only e2.00 per person.
Written 8 April 2019
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traceyhasty
Almeria, Spain8 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Stunning views and good value for money at only €2 entry fee .nice cafe with good views over aguilas.definatately worth a visit
Written 3 April 2019
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Ian W
London, UK8 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Good service and the food itself whilst more expensive, was very good quality. The views over the town were outstanding
Written 4 August 2017
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EJB59
Almere, The Netherlands122 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Is is ok to be here for 30 minutes. Tourguide is in spanish only. Enjoy the views over Aguilas and the sea.
Written 12 July 2017
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Xxxxxxxxoi
Hilton Head, SC149 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
The entry fee is 2E per person. The interior of the castle has a history of the area as well as the castle/fort itself. All of the information is in Spanish so if you dont speak the language reading up on the history would give you a better understanding of the exhibits. The views from inside and outside of the castle are spectacular - sea, beach promenade, harbour etc. The attraction does have some glass floors and open metal grating which may bother some visitors.
Written 26 January 2017
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Mac S
Barrie, Canada921 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
You don't have to pay the two Euros to get to the wonderful views and can even use the elevator to the ticket booth, but you won't get to wander around the small rooms and displays inside the castle building. All the written information is in Spanish only but still worth the two Euros. As others have mentioned it is a bit of an up hill climb, but I think driving up would be even worse because it is very narrow and parking would be on a hill with only a turnaround spot at the top beside the restaurant.
Written 26 January 2017
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