Surrounded by the Nature Parcs of the Sierra Mariola, the Carrascal de la Font Rotja, the Sierra els Plans and la Serreta, Alcoi has overcome the peculiar local terrain furrowed by ravines. Known as the city of bridges, the municipality maintains, in spite of a high level of industrialisation, links with its past, mixed with efforts to prosper amid beautiful surroundings. Tradition weighs heavily in its festive representations, between which stand out the Moors and Christians celebrations, declared as being of International Interest.
How to get here:
From Valencia, the access to the city is via the A-7, direction N-340 until Alcoy. From Alicante, the access is exactly the same one, taking the A-7 towards N-340 Alcoy.
Oficinas de turismo:
All over La Sarga, you’ll find a collection of prehistoric art in the rocks of Barranc de la Cova Foradada. Here, there is cave art from the Macro Schematic, Levantine and Schematic period, all three of which have marked the history of the Iberian Peninsula. Located in Alcoy, this is a family-friendly hike with local art, history and culture thrown in, too. You don’t want to miss it!
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Like hiking? Come to the Region of Valencia this fall! The provinces of Castellón, Alicante and Vall d'Albaida, as well as l'Alcoià and El Comtat, have come together to offer a series of hiking trails through the mountains and towns of the Region of Valencia. There will be 31 guided trails total, with a different one taking place every Saturday and Sunday from September through December 2020.
All participants are encouraged to bring lunch, water, a hat, sunscreen, and appropriate shoes and clothing. Hikes are divided into three categories: "Familiar Kids” (family-friendly hikes that are low difficulty, five kilometres or less and take less than two hours to complete), "Standard" (hikes that are medium difficulty, up to 10 kilometres and take four or five hours to complete), and "Expert" (hikes that are very difficult, over 10 kilometres and take over five hours to complete).
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"Jazz amb la Manco" will once again bring the best jazz music to Alicante! Through October 9, locals and visitors alike can catch 17 concerts in a slew of destinations in the Region of Valencia, like Agres, Alcoy, Alcoleja, Alcocer de Planes, Alfafara, Banyeres de Mariola, Benasau, Beniarrés, Benimarfull, Cocentaina, Gaianes, Gorga, l’Alqueria d’Asnar, Lorcha, Millena, Muro de Alcoy y Penàguila. You’ll get to see bands like Peter Gun & The Paper Hats, More Than Jazz, Mississippi Dixieland Jazz Band, Fusta i Jazz and Jazz Films. Check it out!
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Every Saturday, head to Tirisiti Library, in Alcoy, for “Contes amb titelles." Taking place in the library’s new children's reading room, these family-friendly events will let your little ones learn Spanish folklore and history from interesting storytellers.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we kindly ask that you call to confirm that this facility is still operating normally. Thank you!