Located in the center of Foia de Castalla and resting in a beautiful valley known as "El Valle del Juguete", where its mountains reach levels exceeding 1000 meters above sea level, the Hotel Caseta Nova has a view Excellent, being the appropriate place to begin the exploration of that inner Alicante, full of forests and castles, festival and tradition, and a gastronomy well known throughout the community.
The most common species in terms of flora are the Mediterranean Pine, Carrasca, Thyme, Rosemary, Aliaga among others and as far as the fauna, are perfectly Wild boar, Foxes, Rabbits, Hares, Salamanders, Lagartijas, Golondrinas, Doves, Sparrows ... Also in a pine forest inside the hotel grounds have nested a pair of Herons that will have the opportunity to see flying over the building or fishing in the pond full of Tents and Ducks that we have.
The building is a centuries-old farmhouse, which has been respected from its original name, to its fabulous ceilings and stairs. In addition, the house is full of agricultural tools and original furniture of the time. From its terrace we will see the Sierra de Mariola, El Maigmó, La Teixereta, La Penya de Tibi and towns like Ibi and Castalla and enjoy the Mediterranean sun and sea breeze all day.
Points of interest
-Airport Alicante International 30 minutes
-Playas 30 minutes
-Train Station (Alicante) 30 minutes
-Thematic Park "Terra Mítica" (Benidorm) 50 minutes
-City of Light (Alicante) 30 minutes
-Wi-fi with coverage throughout the premises.
- Green areas and gardens.
-Activities of nature and adventure.
-Terrace of Summer.
-Parking Exterior Private
-Wake up service
-Reception 24 hrs.
-Billing service 24 hrs.
-24-hour room service.
-Possibility of payment with card (except American Express).
-Club Sports Club.
-Access for the handicapped.
-Prensa daily free.
-Service of Banquets and Celebrations.
-Conventions and / or company meetings.
-Audiovisual equipment on request.
English and Spanish: General in Chief: Sir John Murray. Approximate force: 18,700 men
French: General in Chief: Marshal Suchet. Approximate force: 13,600 men
In April 1813 Marshal Suchet decided to attack allied forces before they were reinforced. On the 11th, he captured Yecla and Villena and took a large number of prisoners. The next day the French avant-garde fought with the Anglo-Sicilians in the port of Biar. These were trying to gain time for Murray to concentrate his troops on Castalla. On April 13 Suchet crossed the port of Biar, sent his cavalry to Oñil and began to deploy in the Hoya de Castalla.
While Murray had arranged his troops on nearby heights, he made the mistake of ordering the Spanish division of Whittingham to deploy farther west which caused a gap in the allied defensive line. Suchet tried to take advantage of that hole, but fortunately Whittingham realized the danger and disobeying Murray again recomposed the line.
In spite of the determined French attack, the allied position endured. Suchet concluded that the allied position was too strong and decided to withdraw. Murray took too long to organize the persecution so that the French could withdraw in good order. King Ferdinand VII to commemorate this important victory created in 1816 the "Cross of Distinction" with the inscription "Castalla 13 de Abril de 1813". Currently, the Army Museum in Madrid retains the original medal.
The Castalla CASTLE