Castells de Castells
Castell de Castells (Valencian: [kasˈteʎ de kasˈteʎs], Spanish: [kasˈtel de kasˈtels] is a district high in the hills of the Marina Alta on the Costa Blanca in southeastern Spain. The village is at the source of the Rio Jalón and surrounded by hills. It is approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from the closest village of Benigembla, and also 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Jalón, the closest big community. It is around one hour's drive to the coastlines, the Fuentes de Algar, as well as Terra Mítica theme park. Additionally in the location are the caverns of Vall d'Ebo as well as Benidoleig.
The greatest height of the Serrella mountain range, Malla de Llop, is over 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) high. The remains of an Arabic castle, Penya Castellet, as well as many trails are found in the area, popular for strolling as well as mountain biking. The location has an abundant history with three settlements around the town: Pla de Petracos, Bitlla and also Pla d'Alt (The High Area). The damages of these negotiations are now being rebuilt as contemporary residences.
5 kilometres outside the village in the area referred to as Pla de Petracos are ancient cavern paints claimed to have actually been painted over 5000 years earlier. Caverns at the archaeological site have a seeing platform, and also the paints are clarified on 6 expository panels.
Three kilometres outside the village is a huge natural arch, Els Arcs.
San Vicente Ferrer: Celebrated at Easter time.
Week of Culture: This event will be held 18 July to 26 July 2010, with verse readings at the Font d'la Bota, songs shows in the square executed by the village band "La Primitiva", traditional dance with amusement for young and also old. Saturday 24 July is International Day in the town, with a selection of global events organised by the ex-pats living in and around the town.
Santa Ana: The 26 July is the day of Santa Ana, patron saint of Castell de Castells. This is a day of great event in the village with a candlelit procession though the streets at night.
Summertime Carnival: Starts on 14 August, with one week of events with occasions morning, midday and night. A typical Spanish feast is very noisy and also often tends to go on extremely late during the night, so siestas are important in the afternoon, when it is exceptionally hot.
Pla de Petracos: Saturday 11th as well as 12 September the village holds a great carnival under the old trees in the ancient negotiation of Petracos. Trees are lit with fairy lights, after that music, food as well as dancing takes place via the evening. On Sunday early morning the Saint is lugged from the village church to Petracos, concerning 5 km down the mountain. Mass is then held under the trees. Later on family members gather for an aperitif before preparing their paellas al fresco and proceeding with the weekend fiesta.
Flora as well as fauna
Plants as well as animals in the area include Narcissus assonanus, Narcissus uncertain, Orchids, Ophrys speculum, Venus' Mirror Orchid, Male Orchid, Aceras anthropophorum, Sombre Bee, Ophrys fusca Sawfly, Phrys tenthredinifera as well as Woodcock, Ophrys scolopax, likewise the Yellow Bee Orchid Ophrys lutea, the very unusual Orchis italica, Fritillaria hispanica, and Dictamnus. Tulips consist of Tulipa australis.
Coordinates: 38°49′29″N 0°11′40″W
Autonomous Community Valencian Community
Comarca Marina Alta
Area • Total 45.90 km2 (17.72 sq mi)
Elevation 551 m (1,808 ft)
Population (2012) INE • Total 478
• Density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)