With an extraordinary historic centre and fascinating sights, your time in Bocairent promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Just a stone’s throw from Sierra de Mariola natural park, Bocairent is home to numerous historic sites enveloped in the most beautiful of settings. Keep reading to discover just why the destination is a must-visit in the Region of Valencia.
What to see in Bocairent
As soon as you arrive, you will be blown away by the beauty of the historic centre. Breathing the Medieval period, the steep cobbled streets, bubbling fountains, picturesque ruins and no fewer than three chapels and a parish church - complete with a museum - are calling out to be explored. If you’re in the mood for visiting some museums, you’re in luck. Take a look around Museo Arqueológico Municipal (archaeological museum), Museo Antonio Ferr (Antonio Ferr museum), Museo de Oficios y Costumbres (trades and customs museum), Museo Festero (festival museum) and Museo Paleontológico (palaeontological museum).
Just steps from the town centre are two of Bocairent’s most popular sites. The first is Cava de Sant Blai, a beautifully preserved ice house that is open to visitors.
The second is perhaps the site Bocairent is best-known for. Covetes dels Moros is a collection of caves excavated into the nearby mountain rock face. The spaces are believed to have been used to store grain during the Moorish period. Though located at some height, the caves are accessible to visitors. Once you’ve taken your time to explore this must-visit, we’d also recommend visiting the underground monastery and the bullring.
If you can, see if you can coincide your trip with one or all of Bocairent’s festivals. The Moors and Christians celebration is a spectacle while Danzas fills Plaza del Ayuntamiento with music, traditional dress and a joyful atmosphere. You also won’t want to miss the extraordinary local products and dishes, namely liqueurs, stuffed peppers, pericana (a pepper and cod spread) and more. Start planning your getaway to this incredible destination today.