The name Albaida comes from the Arabic word "Al-Bayda", meaning "The White One", probably because of the colour throughout the soil of most of the area. It is halfway between Valencia and Alicante, and only 35 kilometres from the coast.
It was granted the status of City in 1906 by King Alfonso 13th and was declared to be a tourist attraction in 2002 as a result of its interesting historic-artistic monuments and museums. The mediaeval old town contains the 15th century Iglesia de Nª Señora de la Asunción church, the Milà i Aragó Marquisate Palace and several museums, including the International Puppet Museum (MITA), the José Segrelles House Museum and the permanent Nativity Scene and Diorama Museum.
How to get here:Access to the municipality is found at the crossing of the 320 regional road, Ontinyent to Grau de Ganda, and Xtiva 's main road to Alcoi and Alicante. The locality also has a railway station and a bus service.
Oficinas de turismo:
Like hiking? Come to the Region of Valencia this fall! The provinces of Castellón, Alicante and Vall d'Albaida, as well as l'Alcoià and El Comtat, have come together to offer a series of hiking trails through the mountains and towns of the Region of Valencia. There will be 31 guided trails total, with a different one taking place every Saturday and Sunday from September through December 2020.
All participants are encouraged to bring lunch, water, a hat, sunscreen, and appropriate shoes and clothing. Hikes are divided into three categories: "Familiar Kids” (family-friendly hikes that are low difficulty, five kilometres or less and take less than two hours to complete), "Standard" (hikes that are medium difficulty, up to 10 kilometres and take four or five hours to complete), and "Expert" (hikes that are very difficult, over 10 kilometres and take over five hours to complete).
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