Muro, a town to be discovered

Muro means "nature" with an amazing natural setting and an interesting historical and cultural heritage where nature, history and festivity of this town of the Comtat region offer the visitor welcome and hospitality.  

Banyeres de Mariola

Banyeres de Mariola municipal district is located at the very north of the Alicante province, within the region of L’Alcoià. We are located in the foothills of the Sierra de Mariola Natural Park, known for its variety of aromatic and medicinal herbs, as well as its numerous sources.

Banyeres Castle

Banyeres castle is located at 830 meters above the sea level, dating back to the 12th - 13th centuries. It consists of an Almohad constructive model of polygonal floor and topped by a large tower. The first news of the castle is from October 13, 1249, when King Jaime I granted the castle and the town of Banyeres to Jaufrido de Loaysa and his wife Jacometa. Currently, the state of the castle is the result of a restoration carried out in the 1970s and 1980s.

Mill’s Route

The municipality of Banyeres de Mariola has a very rich and varied industrial background. The itinerary of the river Vinalopó through the town boundaries is surrounded by very characteristic constructions such as cloth mills, flour mills and paper mills. These buildings were the symbol of an era and now help us to understand how the industry was then. The route of the paper mills joins three of the most emblematic watermills of Banyeres paper industry. In Banyeres, nine mills were active between the 18th and 20th centuries in the River Vinalopó.

Banyeres de Mariola Museums

Banyeres de Mariola has four museums. Two of them, the Espadrille Museum and the Valencian Museum of Paper, are linked to the industrial tradition that for centuries has been present in the town. On the other hand, the Archaeological Museum, located in a 15th century defensive tower, allows us to know the different cultures that have inhabited Banyeres. Finally, the Festive Museum, located inside the premises of the castle, offers visitors the possibility of knowing and interpreting better the Festival of Moors and Christians which is held in the town.

Cocentaina, an unforgettable proposal

Cocentaina is found in the northof the Alicante province, to the east of the nature reserve, Serra de Mariola. The distance being approximately 60 km from the capital of the province. Its vast history, dating back from the neolithic and medieval ages, have left visible remains which even nowadays continue forming a rich historical heritage.