Thematic routes

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Municipalities:Bocairent | Alcoy
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The rugged terrain of some of the municipalities in the Sierra Mariola means that the bridges have become their true urban identity. Without a doubt, Alcoy is their maximum exponent. It is known as "the City of Bridges" and it is not for less, if we consider that strolling through…

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Municipalities:Banyeres de Mariola | Cocentaina
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The route of the castles of the Sierra Mariola is unique and will not leave you indifferent. Remains of the old fortresses are part of the landscape of many of our villages and are one of the marks that identify them. Walking through these hills and mountains that have witnessed…

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Municipalities:Bocairent | Alfafara
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Throughout history, the inhabitants of the Sierra Mariola have worked the limestone rock that makes up the majority of the mountain range. However, it is in Bocairent where this work has left a very particular monumental legacy due to the hill of hard limestone on which the town sits. Thus,…

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Municipalities:Agullent | Alfafara | Agres | Banyeres de Mariola | Bocairent | Alcoy | Muro | Cocentaina
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The Sierra Mariola can boast a rich religious heritage. In addition to the churches, throughout the territory you can visit numerous hermitages, sanctuaries and even convents, some of which are still in use and others whose remains bring us closer to what was once their monastic life. To the magnificent…

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Municipalities:Banyeres de Mariola | Agres | Bocairent
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The six centuries of Arab presence in the Sierra Mariola left numerous remains in each and every one of its municipalities. Urban patterns of narrow and cool streets, irrigation systems or defensive constructions are some of the architectural samples that still remain today. The Atalaya de Agres Tower, the Castle…

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Municipalities:Cocentaina | Bocairent | Alcoy
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If you are interested in the world of art and its different plastic expressions, both contemporary and somewhat older, here we leave you a route through the most outstanding art centers of the Mariolan geography. - Palau Comtal of Cocentaina: in addition to contemplating the interior of the building and…

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Municipalities:Alcoy | Banyeres de Mariola | Bocairent | Agullent | Muro
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From the Middle Ages to the present day, the textile and paper industry has been one of the main economic engines of the villages surrounding the Sierra Mariola. That is why the remains of the old factories and mills are a very important part of the cultural heritage of the…

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Municipalities:Bocairent | Agres | Alfafara | Agullent
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The abundant water that emanates from all of Mariola's slopes has led successive generations in the area to develop a wide variety of infrastructures to make the most of it. Thus, a string of aquifers, many of them of Arab origin, bring the precious liquid to every corner where it…

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Municipalities:Agres | Agullent | Bocairent | Alcoy
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Before the birth of the current refrigeration industry, the use of natural cold favoured the development of the snow trade, which had its greatest splendour between the 17th and 19th centuries. Collecting snow during the winter, conserving it during the spring and transporting it for sale and consumption in the…