Alhama de Murcia Castle in Costa Cálida
The castle of Alhama is of Islamic origins and was built in the 11th and 12th centuries. It sits proudly on the steep hills that watch over the town and its inhabitants. The castle formed part of the border fortifications, with the Kingdom of Granada in the South, and the Kingdom of Aragon in the north. It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1985. (BIC) There is much splendor and culture to encounter within it's wall. The views are also truly breathtaking.
In the last third of the 14th century, the town and castle became part of the estate of the Fajardo family, along with other towns in the region. The castle was no longer the border fortress of the valley and was gradually abandoned, beginning a long process of deterioration over the centuries.
Restoration and consolidation works have been carried out through the European project Castrum which has brought this historical castle back to most it's original splendor.
Arranged cultural visits are held twice a month, every second Saturday and fourth Sunday (except during the months of July and August).
If your visit unfortunately doesn't coincide with these cultural tours, we recommend you seek out "Valley of Guadalentín", the view is simply incredible. Otherwise, you can start at the marked path "Senda del Castillo", SL-MU 5 which is a circular hiking route that is 3,1 Kms and surrounds the hill.