The Smallest Villages in Valéncia
In the province of Valéncia, we find tiny villages where to discover its landscape and history while tasting its local cuisine. Here you are the best of these municipalities, the smallest in the province of Valéncia.
The Puebla de San Miguel
Located in the Rincón de Ademuz, we can visit his church of the XVII century, the Ermita de la Purísima, or its exhibition hall located in the Town Hall. El Cubo Ethnological Museum and the Puebla de San Miguel Natural Park are also fascinating. Among its local dishes, it is worth highlighting the beans and potatoes stew and the porridge.
In the upper area of the region of La Serranía, we find Alpuente, a municipality that still preserves vestiges of its past with remains from the Bronze Age. In Alpuente we can visit the ruins of its castle or the medieval aqueduct of Los Arcos with thirteen arcades. Some of their traditional dishes are gazpacho, porridge, migas, caldereta, puchero, and several lamb stews.
At the foot of Benicadell is this town which has several interesting places to visit: its Palace of the Marquis of San José, the Parochial Church of the Immaculate Conception and its Chapel of the Our Lady of Sorrows. Gastronomically, you should not miss the baked rice, "arroz en tanda" or the rice with "fesols i naps."
Also next to the Benicadell we find Carrícola, with its castle located at 415 meters high. We can also see in this municipality its Parish Church of San Miguel, its Islamic Hydraulic Heritage, or the environmental art space Biodivers. Among its dishes, we should not miss trying the "cassoleta amb crust" and "els negocis" for dessert.
Finally, we discover this municipality, the smallest not only in Valéncia but of all Spain, with an area of 30,600 square meters. Located very close to Valéncia, in Emperador we can visit the Valéncian Garden, in addition to tasting a plate of rich black rice or "arroz a banda."