If you choose inner places to discover its history and its unusual landscape, places like Bocairent, Requena, Morella, Sant Mateu, Biar, the Castell de Guadalest are some of the municipalities that you will not want to miss. And to discover the pure Mediterranean essence, a walk through the streets of Jávea, Peñíscola or Gandia, among others, will be an authentic delight. A day of sun and beach in a unique environment!
In addition, the traditional and homemade cuisine of each of the places will put the finishing touch to your stay. You cannot say you have visited us without tasting the paella made on wood-fire or some rice made with traditional ingredients. An experience your palate will never forget!
The fortress was strategically located to defend the high lands of the Montlleó. Few remains are left, some of them can be found behind the church. There is more of the walled enclosure that surrounded the city. Defensive towers, doors and alleys are the most obvious vestiges.
Though formerly it must have been a Moslem fortress, the preserved remains correspond to a small fortification in the shape of horse-shoe constructed in 1739 on the site of a previous tower from the XV century.
Of the former Hospital enclosure only the Chapel of Santa Ana remains, built completely in coarse materials, with a round arch entrance.
Wheat was the most important crop, and its transformation into flour began the construction of mills. The remains that exist correspond to constructions realised in the XVIII century.
The history of Xátiva walks hand in hand with the evolution of its current historical centre, which developed in the 10th century and had its boundaries set by means of a wall in the XI century. Visitors exploring its central streets will find a network of alleys and narrow streets that give a captivating aspect to the enclosure. For example, Corretgería street leads down to the ‘plaza del Mercado’, which is a beautiful square. Another place of interest is Montcada street, where the buildings are decorated with coats of arms known as "Blasones”.
An analysis of the fountains in urban Xátiva, demonstrates the importance of water architecture in the local history. There are fountains in different styles, belonging to several different epochs, such as the Fuente Real de la Trinidat, in the Gothic style. The Fuente Real de los Veinticinco Caños, was a former watering place for farm animals that dates back of the beginning of the XVII century and the beginning of the XVIII century, fervently following the canons marked by the Neo classical current of the epoch.