Come and explore a unique municipality where caves shrouded in legend, impressive landscapes and history-steeped streets will steal your heart forever. Let’s take a look around Altura, shall we?
Altura is a destination full of natural treasures and monumental sites. You will be taken aback by the amount of historic heritage that the destination is home to. Start planning your getaway to the heart of Sierra Calderona Natural Park where you can take a walk over aqueducts and bridges. Alternatively, you can pedal along the Ojos Negros Greenway, which will immerse you in incredible scenery.
What to do in Altura
The best place to start your explorations of Altura is the Town Walls, which have been listed a Site of Cultural Interest, and still house the old gates. Walk alongside the walls and you will gain an insight into what the town looked like centuries ago. Don’t forget to seek out beautiful Plaza Mayor: the porticoes will look great in your photos.
We would also recommend making your way to the old water-powered oil mill, which houses an interesting collection about the culture of olive oil.
San Miguel Arcángel Old Church, which is also known as La Primitiva Church, is another building you will not want to miss. This Valencian Gothic place of worship is located in the historic centre. It has been restored and done up to host different exhibitions. Next up is San Miguel Arcángel Parish Church, which has great heritage and artistic value. The Neoclassical structure has a 15th century altarpiece originating from a fascinating architectural site: La Vall de Christ Charterhouse.
Listed an Historic Artistic Monument, the latter is the next stop on your to-visit list. This old Charterhouse is spectacularly beautiful and, in its day, exercised great power over the area. The photos you will get of it will be incredible.
Another point of interest around Altura is El Batán, a beautiful industrial building dating back to the 15th century. And last but by no means least, you simply have to conclude your visit to Altura by visiting Nuestra Señora la Virgen de Cueva Santa Sanctuary. This place of worship is located in a great karst cave that is exceedingly deep and exceptionally beautiful. So what are you waiting for? Come and discover all of Altura’s wonders.