Following with places near Quemao Viejo worth visiting, let me introduce you to the village of Aledo, located half way to the nearest seaside, Mazarrón.
Aledo is a medieval village with a population of about a thousand people. “Aledo’s fort”, its most characteristic building (which can be seen from miles away), was built during the medieval age, and was of great importance during the time Spain was still under Moorish ruling.
The next two photos are views of the village from a distance:
The main square,
The Church of Santa Maria la real,
“La Torre Del Homenaje”,
The ancient defensive wall,
In recent years, Aledo hasn’t escape the building frenzy in Spain. Just in front of Aledo’s fort (La Torre Del Homenaje), a whole mountain has been cleared out in preparation for a resort development. Apparently the resort has been stopped, but the spoilt views remain. It won’t be me judging anybody; I guess the prospect of tourist settlements around the village was more than appealing when economy was not doing very well.
In any case, Aledo is a beautiful quiet village, where one can have a calm walk through its narrow streets peeping into old Spanish history.