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The building that was the Casa de la Villa or seat of the local government until the beginning of the 19th century is now the Archaeological Museum. This Renaissance style palace was built between 1572 and 1584 and is remarkable for its portico of columns and the meticulous design of…

The Bocairent bullring is unique and singular for its originality as it is largely excavated in rock. The mountainous terrain configuration provides it of a peculiar distribution: from the street you can access both to the front door and corrals as to the presidential box. Its current capacity is 3,760…

Quintessential exponent of Islamic culture in Banyeres, rises to 830 meters and focuses all overview of the town for its large dimensions. Rebuilt in its entirety, although some traces of its original construction are visible. The different enclosures that constitute it, bring us closer to the past and their lifestyles.…

The Castle of Cocentaina is a 14th-century medieval building which stands on a rocky mound of 765 m. The castle structure, recently restored, is one of the town's symbols. The tower is a square two-story structure. The castle is a good example of military gothic style. It is possible to visit an…

This institution was founded in 1868 by the industrial bourgeoisie of Alcoi. Its façade —in Modernist, Viennese style —was designed by architect Timoteo Briet in 1904. The bees symbolize the hard working industrialists while the muses evoke the artists. There are circles with pendants, wrought iron balconies and stuccos with…

The mill of Agullent dates of mediated of the 15th century, although it looks that it built beside another anterior. The hydraulic mills in our earths had his period of splendour of the 18th century at the beginning of the 19th century. In Spain after the Civil War produced a…

In 1758 Mauro Aparisi, the priest of the parish of Banyeres, had a flour mill built, which belonged to the administration of the Church, in order to pay for the cost of the building of the new church. But in 1877 José Mora Navarro bought it and built up a…

This mill has a rectangular shape including four bays, with an elevation of four floors. Several attachments were added to the main building at different times, depending on the needs of the industry (workshops for carpentry, blacksmithing, house of the doorman, etc.). Shortly before the mill you can see the…

The Parish museum of Bocairent is one of the best collections of sacral art of the Comunitat Valencian, with works of Joan of Joanes, Joaquin Sorolla, the Mestre of Borbotó, Ribalta, Segrelles, Mariano Benlliure, Cristòfol Llorenç, Blas Silvestre, among others. It is an authentic pleasure for the lovers of the…

The medieval part of Bocairent was declared a national site of artistic-historical importance in 1975. A visit to the old town, declared an artistic-historical heritage site, is highly recommendable, especially after having seen its spectacular panorama from the road. The peculiar layout of its streets is in the purest Arabic style…

Throughout the ages there have been numerous interpretations concerning these cavities (ancient funeral chambers, granaries, a Visigoth monastery), although the caves are difficult to date due to the lack of archaeological finds, inscriptions or other data. Following diverse archaeological explorations carried out by the MAOVA (The Archaeological Museum of Ontinyent…

It is a tower built at the beginning of the 16th century, located at one of the entries to the town. This tower has undergone many variations in its structure, especially from the middle of the 19th century, when it was integrated as a part of a two-storey house. It…

Unique urban public laundry preserved in Bocairent, recently renovated. Its location in the medieval quarter gives it a special appeal.

A permanent exhibition of works by the painter Antonio Ferri donated to Bocairent due to his close personal bond to the town. The visitor will be able to admire all the different registers undertaken by the artist during his creative trajectory, from the monochromatic lines and surfaces of his abstract…

In this historical edifice built in the following years to the Christian conquest, conserve architectural elements of back periods, in addition to the objects and pieces that illustrate the contents on archaeology, and the ancient agricultural productions venues.

The Archaeological Museum is situated in a tower of the S.xv and has a collection of archaeologic rests that go from the Paleolithic until the Modern age.

The Archaeological Museum of Bocairent, nowadays belonging to the local council, can be found in a building next to the parish church. Opened in 1970 it houses a large exhibition hall as well as a small adjoining room used as a laboratory, office and storage room. A wide collection of…

Fountain located in a recreational area next to the urban core of Alfafara. The fountain is presided over by a devotional panel of Nuestra Señora de los Desampardos.

It is one of the most successful examples of the faountains route in Agres due to the Valencian tile ornamentation that decorates it.

This bridge was built between 1828 and 1838. It is Alcoi’s first great public work and contributed to foster communications in the area. The bridge named after María Cristina Borbón Dos Sicilias, king Fernando VII’s fourth wife. In its Medievalist style, it combines the use of rough stone ashlars and…

This bridge, in Art Déco style, was built between 1925 and 1931. Its original design is certainly innovative due to the use of reinforced concrete. The bridge is 42 metres high over the river Riquer bed and 156 metres long. Its construction was quite an urban development revolution in Alcoi,…

This is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic private buildings in Alcoi. It reflects the economic boom that the town underwent at the beginning of the 20th century. The house, in Modernist style, was built between 1908 and 1909 by architect Vicente Pascual Pastor (1906-1908). In its construction, he was…

Opened in period Christmas . Consult the web: Situated in the ancient chapel of the Virgin of helpless finds the Cultural center of Nadal. A space where revive the magic show with which Alcoy celebrates the arrival of the Christmas, “Them Pastoretes”, “The Edict” and "The ride of Kings Magicians" …

The construction of the castle was granted in 1271, in which King James I granted to Ponç Guillem de Vilafranca the farmsteads of Penella and Forminyà, assigned a territory between the domain of the castle of Alcoi and Penaguila, as well as permission to build in the rock of 'Peniella'…

Popularly known as “Saint Anthony of the Piglet or down below” (“San Antoni del Porquet o de Baix”), the chapel lies about a kilometre away from the town. You can get there by car after taking a left hand turning 800 metres along the road leading to Ontinyent, after which…

The chapel can be found 5 kms from Bocairent on the 3.316 B-road, situated on the left hand side heading in the direction of Villena. By bike or on foot you can get there via the Canaleta font, which is in the new part of town, until arriving at the…

Leaving Bocairent and crossing over the main entry bridge to the town, the bridge of Saint Blai, you will come upon the roundabout of the “Blanket Man”. Continuing in the direction of the old train station, take the middle road in the direction of the sierra. This is a one-way…

Originally built in the XIII century as a mosque this was the first church to be founded in the town. The belfry attached to the façade has a Gothic arch and is built of stones and mortar. Nestled in the corner of Saint John Street (San Joan), the chapel appears…

According to her devotees Saint Barbara is the patron saint of thunderstorms, and she has a chapel dedicated in her honour in the heart of the Sierra Mariola. You can get there by car having come off the main road from Bocairent to Villena and taking the secondary road from…

This is the ancient small palace of textile industrialist Enrique García Peidro, known as "Escaló". The palace was restored in the 1980s and was made "Joan Cantó" Local Conservatory of Music and Dance. This building, known as "Casa d'Escaló", is a remarkable sample of Art Déco architecture designed by Vicente…

Situated just outside the medieval quarter of Bocairent, exemplifies the many natural fountains that flow throughout the municipality. Next to it there is also a public washhouse-laundry and a raft.

“It explores” it is the new tourist offer of Alcoy, thought to give of her a conjoint image. History, industry, modernism, the city, the surroundings and the traditions conform the content of this center of tourist interpretation that facilitates a global vision of Alcoy from the heart of the same,…

The expomuseo Serpis is a cultural space, a place where the visitor will be able to know the first steps of covers “it” more universal of our gastronomy. In the museum collect the most significant elements of the history of Serpis. From a runway will be able to observe all…

The Feast of Moors and Christians (Moros y Cristianos) make up a substantial part of village life. Hence this museum, which explains the history of Bocairent’s principal festival. The museum holds displays of the clothing, fiesta programmes, musical scores, etc of the nine participating groups. Using illustrations, graphic and didactic…

The Living Oil Museum of Muro is installed in the City council and was inaugurated at the beginning of 2003. His first presentation to the public in general no only was the sample of a recently rehabilitated enclosure that housed pieces that were used to produce oil. In this occasion…

The renewed Museum Alcoyano of the Party (MAF) supposes the contribution more avant-garde of the Association of Saint Jorge to the alive maintenance of the traditions and of the essences of the Party of Moors and Christians, using for this the most advanced technologies. A didactic walk and entertained by…

Under the protection of the generic Declaration of the Decree of April 22, 1949, and Law 16/1985 on the Spanish Historical Heritage. This tower is located near the recreation area of Mariola Source and is accessible after a relativevly easy climb that allows to admire magnificent views of the natural park. In…

Originally known as the “Fábrica de Tacos”, this is another example of an industrial building converted for cultural use. This remarkable edifice raised in stone of ashlar beside the river, houses the Provincial Museum of Firemen, where conserves and shows the heritage that the different parks of firemen of the…

The Museum of Local Trades and Customs contains an ethnographic collection divided into three main areas: textiles (with looms, machinery, and documents), the fields and mountains (space dedicated to agricultural trades and customs, and the large mountain farmsteads), and the customs and practices of Bocairent.

The Party Museum finds inside the Castle. Through him we can discover the singularity of the parties of Moors and Christians of the location.

The essence of the party in a house built among the 17th and 18th centuries and that it is at present headquarters of the Association of Moors and Christians Party, Museum and Musical Archive. It has exposures of clothing, documents, and a monographic of the musician contestano Gustavo Pascual, author…

This museum exposes the artisan job of espadrille that had his maximum expansion at the beginning of the S.xx. The museum has a documentary that relates us all the process, with ancient artisans espadrilles. It is very interesting the reproduction of a workshop that finds in the upper plant.

The museum of the pharmacy finds at the side of the tourist office. It inaugurated in 2018 and inside you can see objects related with the history of the pharmacy or how the apothecaries prepared his recipes.

It was built in 1915 by the insurance company La Unión Alcoyana, the firm which provided fire safety from 1888 to 1955. This is a work of outstanding architecture that extraordinarily bears witness to the industrialization process of Alcoi. This building complies with an Art nouveau style and is the…

Devoted to the study, preservation and spreading of vertebrates and human paleontology. The visit begins with a mural portraying human evolution and an audio guide to welcome you. In his interior you will find recreations of the evolution of the man until our days, dinosaurs to scale and a big…

This park was initially a vegetable plot owned by Franciscan Friars’ Monastery founded in 1569 and expropriated in 1835. Since 1836, it was the town’s first public promenade. The layout of the Glorieta has experienced many alterations. The most important one took place in 1899, when architect Vicente Pascual Pastor…

It is one of the best preserved public washhouses (old laundry) in the area and it’s located in a place of great beauty, the Assut square.

Located in the Ermita square, Muro, it has twenty-six washing areas.

The tradition of the religious panels started in the mid 18th Century and has become a permanent habit in Muro that is still very present currently.Witnesses of the intangible and material cultural heritage, they are found in public and private places and accompany of embellishments that become very complex in some…

Old underground convent of nuns excavated in the mid-sixteenth century to which two convents of later construction were overlaid. It occupies an area of 48 m2 and has different units inside: entrance hall, chapel – with moldings forming the ceiling decoration carved with surprising accuracy-, dining room -dominated by the large conical fireplace 10m…

An underground tunnel dug into the rock gives access to the base of the only deposit located in a urban area. The storage area is also carved in stone except a portion of the roof with a partially built dome sitting on blocks. It’s easily accessible and located on the…

Permanent museum collection situated in the Institute Pare Eduard Vitoria.

The Shelter of Cervantes is one of over 25 shelters used by the people of Alcoi during air raids in the Spanish Civil War. It is an underground shelter, stretching for over 100 meters, which now houses an exhibition of information and aerial photographs of the raids carried out by…

The town of Agres was an old Muslim land, and in its environs the Islamic fortress was built at the end of the 12th century. In the western part of the town, the fortified watchtower was built. Declared BIC for law 16/1985. Old tower that, because of its location on a slope,…

This chapel was built following the town’s reconquest by the troops of James I in 1245, who in accordance with tradition constructed the chapel over the entry gateway to the town, so that everyone passing through it was protected by the Virgin. The gateway is known as the Portal of…

The legend goes that in 1536 two young men dressed as pilgrims approached these lands. Gazing upon the looming hilltop, they thought it was ideal for laying out a Calvary footpath, exclaiming to everyone around them: “What a wonderful hilltop you have here to make a Calvary way”. It was…

Between the towns of Ontinyent, Bocairent and Alfafara a total of 13 groups have been documented, with the Moorish Caves being the most numerous. The Colomer Caves constitutes another group of cave-windows situated within the confines of the old town of Bocairent. In 2011 they were restored and converted into…

This tower is one of the few testimonies that have survived from the medieval walls built around La Vila, or first enclosure of Medieval Alcoi. Its construction was carried out throughout the second half of the 13th century. The tower’s basement, its entrance door and its four corners, made of…

The Christian foundation of the Villa of Alcoi took place in 1256, and in 1305 its first urban expansion was started. This newly developed urban site was called in the 14th century Pobla Nova of Sant Jordi or Vilanova of Alcoi. The old quarter of Alcoi was protected by a…

The Christian foundation of the Villa of Alcoi took place in 1256, and in 1305 its first urban expansion was started. This newly developed urban site was called in the 14th century Pobla Nova of Sant Jordi or Vilanova of Alcoi. The old quarter of Alcoi was protected by a…

The museum is situated inside the Park of Villa Rosario, in the main edifice. This museum shows the history and the tradition paper bin  of the municipality, the origin of the paper, his prime matters, etc. Besides, his temporary exposures wake up the interest of his visitors, standing out the…

This viaduct rises over the river Molinar and connects the town centre with the quarter of the Viaduct and with the Callosa d'En Sarrià road. It was designed by the engineer Próspero Lafarga. Enrique Vilaplana Julià, an engineer from Alcoi, also took part in its construction. The Viaduct was inaugurated…

The Vinalopó Castle is a Moorish construction that is located within the Sierra Mariola Natural ParkFortress built in the XII-XIII centuries near the source of the Vinalopó River. It only preserves the eastern wall of the tower and some parts of the wall. It was used as a refuge for…