On a rocky spur rises, 830 metres high, the castle that dominates the steep village, set in a vital spot for communications, from its tower the visitor can make out, on a clear day, the lands pertaining to the three surrounding provinces.

The enclosure is polygonal in shape with the bailey surrounded by a double rubble walls and a node were they keep, built using the rubble wall technique (lime, sand, water and small stones).

From here we came to the ward. Up the stairway is a second gate opening on the two other sections, to the right the cistern and to the left the guardrooms.

The last stretch leads us to the keep, where the festivities museum is down located on three different flours.

The first news that we have of the fortification is given by a document of October the 13th 1249, whereby king James I donated the fort and the village of Banyeres in allodium to Don Jofré de Loaysa. It was held in this capacity until 1446 when it last master sold it to the Lord of Bocairent.

This castle has stood witness to many battles, particularly in the war of the Spanish succession (1701 – 1714) which reached Banyeres in 1705 forcing outline villages to search refuge in the castle during various sieges and attacks. The loyalty of the town’s folk to the course of King Philip the fifth was compensated by the subsequent title of "Nobel, Faithful, Loyal and Royal city" which still appears the town’s coat of arms.

In the 20th century, the castle was turned over to the municipal heritage and extensive repair work was done, which began in 1968 and ended in 1983.