La Glorieta Park

Stopping off at this beautiful park in the heart of the historic centre of the city of Alcoy is certainly worthwhile. Built on land belonging to the garden of the convent of San Francisco (founded in 1569 and disentailed in 1835), since 1836 it was the first public walk the city had.

The configuration of the Glorieta has undergone numerous reforms, the most important of which was carried out in 1899 by the architect Vicente Pascual Pastor, who created a large promenade around an elliptical space divided into three large avenues, which in turn are subdivided with English style flowerbeds. The iron fence shows the art nouveau motif of the whip.