Discover what to see in Penàguila

Penàguila

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Located just 16km from Alcoy is an enchanting place where nature really is queen. Penàguila is a small village whose stunning naturescapes, peaceful atmosphere and tasty gastronomy will leave you coming back for more. 

What to see in Penàguila

Held in the embrace of olive and almond trees, Penàguila is a wonderful place to enjoy the natural world, discover the mountains and be immersed in history. The best place to start your exploration of the municipality is the historic centre, which will spirit you back in time. 

Penàguila was built between the late 13th and early 14th centuries for military purposes. The Medieval part of the village is therefore rectangular in shape. It was originally a walled settlement and you can still see parts of the wall today

Another site that showcases the history of Penàguila is Jardín de Santos, a magical garden where you can sit and let time idle past. Nestled in beautiful natural scenery, the garden is lined by trees and has a pavilion. This Neoclassical building boasts a lake, woodland inhabited by a number of statues, a viewing point and a hedge maze. 

Another building that is well worth a visit is Nuestra Señora de la Asunción parish. With a Baroque façade, the church was originally built in the 14th century and later renovated.  Virgen de los Dolores is another place of worship, exhibiting the Neoclassical style. 

Once you’ve explored the historic part of Penàguila, it’s time to throw yourself into the local landscapes. If you’ve always wanted to go on safari, you can visit Safari Aitana, located in the heart of the Sierra de Aitana mountainscape. Elephants, llamas, giraffes and lions all call this park home. The perfect destination for a family day out that accurately simulates a day on safari. 

Barranco del Salt de Penàguila, on the other hand, is an incredible gorge that will leave you gasping ‘wow’. The early part of the gorge is defined by a more confined space while the later part cuts 70m deep into the terrain. The perfect place to get your adrenaline pumping. 

Whether you’re going hiking, soaking up the history and culture or tasting the delicious gastronomy, you’re sure to fall head over heels in love with the inland Region of Valencia. 

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