Gata de Gorgos
Artisanship, hiking and an idyllic lifestyle come together in Gata de Gorgos, a small town that lends itself to relaxing getaways.
Located in the province of Alicante, Gata de Gorgos is the ideal destination if you’re in search of a tranquil idyll where you can slow down and enjoy a more leisurely pace of life. Not only are traditions very much alive in the town, there are also great hiking routes to explore and delicious dishes to eat. So shall we take a look at everything there is to do in the municipality?
What to see in Gata de Gorgos
Situated in inland Marina Alta, Gata de Gorgos is well connected to other nearby towns which make it easy to get to. As soon as you arrive, you will be enveloped by the tranquillity emanating from the streets which are lined with boutiques stocking traditional craft items.
Every Friday morning there is a street market in the town, the perfect excuse to browse the stalls and see some sights. Make sure you see San Miguel Arcángel, a 17th century church whose great door and bell tower oversee the comings and goings in the town square. We also recommend climbing up the stations of the cross to visit Santísimo Cristo del Calvario chapel.
It won’t take you long to discover that Gata de Gorgos has a great artisan tradition, creating, in particular, baskets, wicker items, ceramic tiles and bobbin lace. Every object crafted here is of the greatest quality and make for the most unique of souvenirs. Artisanship is of such importance in the town that there are a couple of museums dedicated to it, focusing specifically on local crafts and the production of guitars.
Beyond traditions, Gata de Gorgos boasts spectacular surroundings where you can see monumental trees and explore areas of natural beauty, such as Fuente de La Mata, Olivos de los Cauvells, Olivo milenario de los Valles, Olivereta del Moro and Algarrobo de la Era de Cereza.
And to conclude your getaway, there’s nothing better than trying some of Gata de Gorgos’ traditional delicacies, namely salted products and almond cake. If possible, see if you can coincide your visit with one of the town’s vibrant festivals. Santísimo Cristo is held in August and San Miguel takes place in late September. So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Gata de Gorgos today and start getting excited about your getaway to the inland.