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Quintessentially Valencian scenery, historic sites and great festivals come together in Alzira, a town situated in the inland of the province.


Alzira’s orange groves and network of irrigation channels set against a backdrop of mountains inspired Vicente Blasco Ibáñez’ great novel Entre Naranjos. Keep reading to discover the wonders you won’t want to miss during your time in this pretty town. 

What to see in Alzira

Located in the province of Valencia, Alzira is a favourite destination among hikers and rock climbers who are attracted by the sheer rockfaces of La Murta, a mountainscape where you will find the ruins of a monastery nestled among the woodland. Monasterio de la Murta was built in the 14th and 15th centuries to bring together a number of local chapels. Today you can still see one of the original towers, El Palomo. The area is enveloped in orange grove after orange grove, painting a pretty picture, particularly in the areas close to the river Júcar. 

In the town centre itself, we recommend starting your explorations in La Vila district, which is the most historic part of the town. Here you will see the Baroque façade of Santa Catalina church and the 9th century Moorish town walls that have been listed a Site of Cultural Interest and Historic Heritage in Spain. Sections of the walls are still standing, at times protected by glass panels. 

You also won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit MUMA, the town museum, where you can explore the history and evolution of the town and marvel at the Gothic and Renaissance building housing it. If you fancy a break, head to Parque de l’Alquenencia, a leafy park where you can unwind under the shade provided by the canopies of the trees. 

Lastly, Alzira is a town that proudly celebrates Fallas every March, filling the streets with firecrackers, band music and extraordinarily ornate traditional dress. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Alzira today. 


How to get here:

Alzira is accessed by the A-7 highway and the AP-7 toll road, with the exits signposted on both. It also has a train station and bus service.


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