The Muslims called the city Bekirén, because of the dominant architectural style in the town which used the form of beehives. Today Bocairent continues to project a peculiar image, its streets are seeped in centuries of history, the inhabitants have a commendable respect for their traditions and it is located in an enviable environment, with the Sierra Mariola as its principal neighbour. A sculpture welcomes visitors to the locality, an image of a man with a blanket over his shoulders, a tradition still held by the people of Bekirén. Steep slopes, abundant vegetation, and the sources of two rivers, the Vinalopó and the Clariano, have marked the structure of the towns’ nucleus, which has been moulded respecting the natural environment. Many of the houses and some of its monuments, even modern ones, are excavated from the surrounding rock.
How to get here:
From the N-340 take the N-430 and then the CV - 81 from Ontinyent to Bocairent.
Oficinas de turismo:
If you’re one for adventures, this is the trail for you. Barranc de la Fos is an impressive gorge where you can really be at one with nature. The walk will take you along the old road connecting Bocairent and Ontinyent. The trail is dotted with mills and fulling mills, such as Eduardo Juan’s, defined by a spectacular vertical wheel with a diameter of 6.5m. You will also see Casa dels Julians, where you will connect to barranco dels Tarongers, another beautiful gorge. Discover the stunning landscape on this hike through the depths of nature.
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