La Espinareda

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La Espinareda

La Espinareda is one of the park's most enchanting villages, owing to its location near the ruins of the diminutive Espinareda Castle, which gave the village its name. It features narrow streets, whitewashed walls and small roofs that extend out to touch the sides of the slope itself, in addition to a covered rail that marks a viewing spot with superb vistas out over the rest of the valley.

The ruined castle is particularly impressive, due to its elevated position and the remains of rammed-earth houses and other buildings around it. From its highest point you can look out over most of the valley and espy Segura Castle, which is directly opposite, along with the Moorish towers of Santa Catalina and Orcera a little lower down. We recommend that you take a walk along the hiking trail that links this village to the hamlet of El Tobazo; the trail – signposted GR-146 - passes through a forest and involves very little climbing or descending.

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