Pego to turn Ambra Castle into tourist attraction
A MEDIEVAL mountaintop castle could become a tourist attraction if Pego’s bid for European Union funding gets the green light.
The Ambra Castle, built in the 13th century, sits on a hill above Pego on the Vall d’Ebo road, but at present there is no easy way to access it.
And it remains shrouded in mystery: like many Moorish castles in the region, their history is relatively unknown.
But a team of archaeologists and historians intends to study and map it in full so day-trippers know what they are visiting.
The barbican, or outer wall, will be restored to enable visitors to get inside – it is currently collapsed and will be partly funded by a regional heritage grant of €31,000.
Findings at the Ambra Castle have shown how old it is, and that it was a defensive fortress, but little else.
And so far, all these historical gems have been displayed in museums in Dénia and Gandia, but never in Pego, since the much smaller town does not have space.
The complete works will be able to go ahead if an EU grant in the sum of €50,000 is approved.
It will be finished by December 2019.