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Situated in a valley on the border between the provinces of Valencia and Alicante, Beneixama is a little village where history is palpable.


Located in the province of Alicante, Beneixama sits in the plains of the valley of the same name in a landscape of olive groves and vineyards that produce fine wines. Over the centuries, the rolling scenery has been the home of various civilisations that have left fragments of their time here behind. 

What to see in Beneixama

As you wander through the streets of the village, you will come across all sorts of sights. First take a tour of the places of worship, namely San Isidro Labrador chapel, San Vicente Ferrer chapel and San Juan Bautista church, before heading in the direction of the tower. The structure was built in the Almohad period with the first written reference to it dating to 1252. It continued to be used after the Conquest. 

Torre de la Atalaya, as the tower is known, houses Museo Arqueológico, the archaeological museum. This is one of several other museums in the village, including Museo Etnográfico (ethnographical museum) and Museo Navarro Ferrero, which pays homage to the local artist José Navarro Ferrero, taking a look at his artistic life and the movements that inspired him. Lastly, Museo Poeta Pastor is dedicated to the life and work of Juan Bautista Pastor Aicart, a doctor and poet who was part of a movement known as Renaixença Valenciana.

Like many other destinations in the Region of Valencia, Beneixama organises great festivals that are held around the year. Moors and Christians, Cabalgata de Reyes Magos (Three Kings’ Parade) and the festivals dedicated to San Antonio, San Juan and San Vicente are a great opportunity to spend time among locals on the streets, try some local cuisine and - most importantly - have a great time. 

Beneixama is also an excellent walking destination with hiking trails through Sierra de la Solana, where you will find an old ice house, as well as beauty spots La Talaeta and La Font de la Duenya. And before you leave, make sure you try traditional dishes like figatells (a type of meatball) and arroz con conejo (rice with rabbit), and take a look at the incredible artisanal objects made from wicker and esparto.

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