Discover What to See in Novelda - Region of Valencia

Novelda

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Visit Novelda, and we know you’ll fall more and more in love with it with every step you take. This surprising destination is bursting at the seams with charming streets, kind people, an interesting history and a rich cultural heritage. Come see this Alicante destination!

Over the years, Novelda has become known as “The City of Saffron.” Throughout history, this spice has been a major export for Novelda. Here, marble is also important, and major national and international fairs dedicated to its use and production take place in Novelda every year. Like wine? You’re in the right place. Novelda’s table grapes have produced wines that have earned the revered Denominación de Origen Protegida del Vinalopó designation, and they tend to be the wines of choice every New Year's Eve.

Things to do in Novelda

Start your tour of Vinalopó Medio by visiting Santuario de Santa María Magdalena and noting its modern, beautiful and towering building. Just nearby, you can see the Islam-influenced castle of Mola, which was declared a Site of Cultural Interest, and Centro Cultural Gómez de Tortosa, a private home-turned-city icon and a symbol of the destination’s modernism. You’ll be able to see it on the Jorge Juan Novelda route, a trail that follows the life of none other than Jorge Juan, a Novelda native.

In addition to that, see the Old Town of Novelda, Parroquia arciprestal de San Pedro Apóstol, Museo histórico artístico de Novelda and Parque del oeste. For something truly special, take a hiking trail through Sierra del Cid or the Castillo de la Mola. Both will give you a taste of Alicante’s nature and culture.

Of course, don’t leave without trying Novelda’s delicious local cuisine and fine example of Alicante wine tourism. What’s not to love? See you there!

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At Christmas, the streets and houses are dressed in lights and flowers, and in the Region of Valéncia, we go beyond adding a Valencian flavour to our Christmas recipes and celebrating these festivities with unique events.
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The exceptional weather conditions of the Region of Valéncia make it an ideal place for the cultivation of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
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Have you ever wondered where do the twelve grapes of luck tradition come from? Did you know that most of the grapes we eat in Spain come from the Vinalopó Valley, in the province of Alicante? Here you will find about the origin of this curious tradition, unique in Spain.
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He was one of the most advanced men of his time. Let's travel to the past; in particular to the eighteenth century to know the life and places that marked an illustrious Alicante citizen: Jorge Juan. Originally from Novelda, he turned out to be a brilliant officer of the Navy and a magnificent scientist of the Spanish Enlightenment.

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