Complete guide of Vall Laguar

Guía Completa de Vall de Laguar

Vall de Laguar is undoubtedly one of the most interesting municipalities in the province of Alicante. Here the last blows of the resistance carried out by the Valencian Moors took place before they were definitively expelled. It is a place that is said to owe its name to the great variety of caves located in the steep valley that surrounds it. Here we want to tell you everything you need to know about him.

What to visit in Vall de Laguar?

This municipality, despite its small size, has a wide variety of monuments and places of interest. The most important of them is the Vall de Laguar Castle, which is also called the Adzaharas or La Plana Castle. It dates from the time of Islamic occupation.

However, it is not the only site worth a visit. We must also highlight:

The Fontilles or San Francisco de Borja Sanatorium. Originally, it treated leprosy patients from all over Spain. This makes it look like a small walled city.
The towns of the Barranco del Infierno. We are talking, of course, about Campbell, Fleix and Benimaurell.
The Casota Tower. It dates from the 12th century and had a defensive function. It was built in the Almohad era and reaches 10 meters high.

Routes in Vall de Laguar to do on foot

Undoubtedly, the most famous walking route in the area is called the Cathedral of Hiking. Specifically, we refer to the PR-CV 147, which runs through the famous Barranco del Infierno. Walk over 6,000 stone steps that were built by the Moors to access the agricultural lands granted to them after the Reconquest. Along the way, it is possible to enjoy cave paintings.

Even so, if the difficulty of this route seems too much to you, you can take the PR-CV 181 route, which connects Coll de Garga with Coa del Tambori. Along the way, you will be able to see the Muntanya de Garga and the Serra del Penyó.

Bike routes in Vall de Laguar

Walking is not the only way to get to know the natural landscapes of the Vall de Laguar in depth. If you have experience and a good physical background, you can do the route that leads from Port sa Creueta to Coll de Rates. It is a circular route that involves overcoming a positive difference of slightly more than 1000 meters and that consists of about 54 kilometres.

In any case, once you finish one of these routes, it's time to recharge your batteries. Of course, it is the perfect situation to enjoy the gastronomy of the Vall de Laguar, which is closely related to its Moorish origins and the Mallorcan repopulation that took place afterwards. Espencat (oven-roasted vegetables), mandonguilles (meat balls similar to meatballs) and cocas are its most popular dishes.

In short, the Vall de Laguar is a beautiful place and worth an in-depth visit. We hope we have convinced you to spend a few days in it.

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