Culture

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 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…

If we are touring the center of the city of Alcoy, we recommend spending some time visiting El Casal de Navidad. Located in the ancient Chapel of Virgen de los Desamparados stands the Casal de Nadal. A place to revive the magic show of Christmas’ arrival in Alcoi, the “Pastoretes”, the…

The fiestas of Mores 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 renovated Museum of the Festival is the most avant-garde contribution of the San Jorge Association to keeping the traditions and essence of the Moors and Christians celebrations alive, using state of the art technology. An educational and entertaining trip through the memory and history of a town and its…

Originally known as the “Fábrica de Tacos”, this is another example of an industrial building converted for cultural use. This beautiful building is built on raised stone blocks next to the river, and now houses the Regional Fire Service Museum. The museum houses the long-standing heritage of the Alicante region’s…

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.

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. Once inside, you’ll find reenactments of human evolution up to the present day, small-scaled dinosaurs and a great exhibition of fossils.

The Refugio 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…