Discover Petrer, a town in Alicante with an incredible cultural and scenic heritage and many plans to sign up for. Prepare your getaway!

Petrer is home to one of the most emblematic castles in the province of Alicante, and a number of amazing landscapes, such as the Xorret del Catí, perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Get ready to explore this town with so much charm and history on an unforgettable getaway!

What to see in Petrer

In Petrer you will be able to walk through a historic centre with a medieval feel that you will love, and in which its fantastic castle, built between the 12th and 15th centuries, stands out. It is a fortress that turns Petrer's skyline into a beautiful sight that you will love to photograph.

You cannot miss a visit to its cave-houses, built into the castle walls themselves and recently restored to show what they were like and how people lived inside them. They now form part of the Dámaso Navarro Archaeological and Ethnological Museum, another point to visit on your list of things to do in Petrer, where you can get a closer look at how people have lived in this town over the centuries.

As for Petrer's natural landscapes, you should definitely visit the Caballo and El Cid mountain ranges or the Arenal de l'Almorxó, and if you are a lover of heights you will be surprised by its fantastic vie ferrate.

The cultural life of this municipality is intense, and the José Tomás de la Villa de Petrer International Guitar Festival is particularly noteworthy, although others related to dance, theatre and much more are also held. Its festivals are a good reason to organise a visit, for their colourfulness in the case of the Moors and Christians in May, which began to be celebrated in the 18th century and have been declared of Tourist Interest in the Autonomous Region, and for its traditions, the patron saint's festivities which are in October.

Don't forget to try their “mantecados” and “aguardiente” pastries, or traditional dishes such as “fasseures” or “gazpachos” accompanied by great local wines! Sign up for one of the frequent guided tours and enjoy Petrer creating great memories!

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Country houses
Active tourism companies
Rural tourism
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