Located in the inland, Albaida is a charming little town with plenty of historic sites, museums and festivals to be experienced. Find out more.
Situated in the province of Valencia, Albaida boasts a great historic and cultural heritage that will leave you lost for words. This is a town that has been inhabited by a whole host of civilisations over the centuries, from the Iberians who first settled in the Covalta area to the Moors who constructed the old castle.
What to see in Albaida
Beyond the castle and Covalta, an area of natural beauty, Albaida has a number of sights for you to put on your to-visit list. The most important of these is Palacio de los Milà i Aragó, Marqueses de Albaida, an impressive palace constructed in the late 15th century. It is located close to the church and the structure incorporates part of the Muslim defensive wall.
As soon as you step foot inside the palace, you will be transported back in time. You will see the throne room, the music room and the Cristo room, as well as a valuable collection of Baroque paintings. And that’s not all: the building also houses an incredible puppet museum. Make sure you book your visit in advance.
If you are keen to see more museums, don’t miss Museo de Belenes y Dioramas where you can see a collection of nativity scenes and dioramas. The museum is open all year round.
As you wander around the streets of the centre you will come across many fountains dating from different periods. And if you are interested in seeing Albaida’s traditions, you could always coincide your visit with one of its many annual festivals. On the 3 May, for instance, the town hosts Festividad de la Santa Cruz, while in July the town comes to life with Feria de San Jaime that is known for its extensive programme of events.
Later in the year, on the 8 October, you can witness Moros y Cristianos and just after, on the 12 October, join the festivities for El Pilar. As you can see, there is plenty to experience in Albaida, so why not come for a visit? And we almost forgot: don’t forget about the incredible walks through the local scenery!