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Strategically placed on the gentle slope of the Sierra del Castillo, surrounded by natural elements that furnish the landscape with an indescribable beauty. The Vía Augusta, once passed close to the municipality, and reveals the important position held by the municipality long ago in Roman times, preserved today on its own merits having been declared a historical-artistic site. Home to the painter José Ribera, The Españoleto, and two Popes from the Borja dynasty, Xátiva’s importance has stood out over centuries. In the XI century Europe's first paper mill was installed in the city, paper made from straw and rice, today is still known as "Xativi" paper. From the middle of the XIII century to the beginning of the XVIII century it was the second city in terms of political importance and population in the kingdom of Valencia. As with all important and coveted cities, Xátiva also had a dark era with the arrival of the Borbone family with Philip V, after winning at the battle of Almansa, he ordered the expulsion of the "setabenses" and to burn the city. In recollection of this insult, the village preserves a portrait of the monarch hung upside down in the l'Almodí museum.

How to get here:

Xàtiva constitutes an important link in communications, the N-340 motorway (Valencia-Xàtiva-Alcoy-Alicante) and the railway (Valencia-Xàtiva-Albacete).

Oficinas de turismo:


Management companies
Rural accommodations
Active tourism companies
Complementary services companies
Natural Landscapes
Tourist offices

Be inspired

At Christmas, the streets and houses are dressed in lights and flowers, and in the Region of Valéncia, we go beyond adding a Valencian flavour to our Christmas recipes and celebrating these festivities with unique events.
Nothing less than two popes that the Catholic Church has had throughout history, Calixto III and Alejandro VI, maintain a very close link with Xàtiva. Few cities in the world can boast of preserving such a legacy. The memory of both pontiffs, uncle and nephew respectively, lasts in the Valencian town of the region of La Costera in the form of a route that can make for the traveller who loves the past and heritage.
The festivals classified of National Tourist Interest attract thousands of people each year as they are dates where the spirit of the Valencian people gathers to celebrate traditions that go back many centuries. Here we introduce some of the most famous festivals in the province of Valencia.
The Region of València is well known for the sun and the beach but has many places of interest for the visitor. The inland areas of its three provinces are full of charming villages that are worth visiting, with historic buildings, churches, and castles surrounded by magnificent natural landscapes. Also, many coastal towns have a unique attraction, beyond the typical summer areas.


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