This medieval fortress is probably of Almohad origin (12th century). It is strategically located on a limestone crag at an altitude of 370 m and looms above the natural path of the Río de l’Alcora. It is small and triangular in shape and has been partially restored, exposing the citadel’s defensive wall in the process.
James I of Aragon awarded the castle and the title of baron to the Aragon knight Ximén d’Urrea following the conquest of the Burriana square.
From the castle, you can take in great views of the town of L’Alcora and the river meadow.
There are various short and medium-length signposted walking paths in the vicinity, meaning a visit to the Castillo de l’Alcalatén can be incorporated into a walk around the town.
The castle of l'Alcalaten is located 3 km. from the urban area, which can be accessed by the CV-190 road towards Lucena del Cid.