Bocairent & Xativa
Bocairent importance throughout history is embodied in its monuments and its heritage. Sometimes Bocairent is called the “town where the stones speak. or Little toscany.
The Muslims called the city Bekirén, because of the architectural style in the town which used the form of beehives. Many of the houses and some of its monuments, even modern ones, are excavated from the surrounding rock continuing the ancient tradition. Bocairent’s streets are full of history, the inhabitants are respectful of their traditions while the city itself is located near wonderful Sierra Mariola national park.
It is a historic-artistic town in ochre colors with plenty of stone facades and narrow streets that is famous for the “Covetes dels Moros”, which are a series of galleries with about 50 windows on 3-4 levels on the wall of the Barranc de la Fos.
HISTORY OF XATIVA
Xàtiva is a town in eastern Spain, in the province of Valencia. It is located 25 km west of the Mediterranean Sea. In the 12th century, Arabs brought the technology to manufacture paper to Xàtiva, which made the city known as an early European centre of paper manufacture and education.
After the Christian repopulation the city became the cradle of one of the most powerful families of the Renaissance – the House of Borgia, which produced Popes like Callixtus III (Alfonso de Borgia) and Alexander VI (Rodrigo de Borgia).
CASTLE OF XATIVA
The city is best known for its unique castle which is located between two peaks. Thanks to its strategic location on the sierra del Castell hill, this fortress has been the scene and spectator of a lot of battles. The castle forms the highest point of the defensive walls that once encircled early medieval Xàtiva. Despite its Iberian and Roman roots, most of castle walls and towers preserved today are of Islamic or Gothic origin. More information: https://xativaturismo.com/en/xativa-castle/
In 2008 it was elected as one of the seven wonders of Valencia.
It is one of the best experiences to immerse yourself into if you love sightseeing and rich history!
Food and drinks: You can bring from home and or eat at a restaurant there
Clothes: Bring confortable clothes because we will walk a lot, and don’t forget to bring a jacket because during evening it can get cold.
18 € without tickets to Xativa castle and Caves
Doesn’t include: the castle and caves tickets.
Special 10% discount with a code “BXVLE” till Tuesday 10/11.
The situation we are now, we prefer if you book it online.
But if you can’t, go to the office from 9:00 to 14:00 (only with the pre-reserved appointment (send us an email) or at a language exchange meeting on Monday/Thursday in “Bigben”, Plaza Honduras 36 (19:30-22:00) and Tuesday in “Mercado San Valero”, Gran Via de les Germanies, 21 (19:30-22:00)
Todos nuestro viajes están organizado por agencia de viaje COACAD, con numero de licencia. CV-m-1881-V
All our trips are organised by Travel agency, COACAD, under licence number CV-m-1881-V.