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Montesa

Montesa - Castillo de Montesa
Postal Code: 
46692
Population: 
1,339
2011
Town Hall: 
[+34] 962299002
Local Police: 
[+34] 639018417
Health Centre: 
[+34] 962299039
Pharmacies: 
Chust Alvalrez
[+34] 962299089
Fiestas

1st Sunday of September : Santisimo Cristo del Calvario

Montesa is a minicipality in the comarca  of La Costera, in the Valencian privince, Spain.

The Order of Montesa was established after the dissolution of the Templars and they were granted much of that order's possessions from various parts of Spain. Established in 1317, they were granted Montesa castle and given the primary responsibility for fighting the Muslims on the Valencian frontier. A strong earthquake in 1748 demolished most of the castle although it still conserves the outlines of its rooms and fortifications. A visit to the church and the museum are worthwhile.

Close by is La Mola, a rocky outcrop popular with climbers.

 

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