The 10 charming towns of Alicante in the mountains
The Alicante province not only has beautiful beaches, it also hides, beautiful mountain villages. We invite you to take a tour of 10 charming towns in Alicante that make for a perfect visit while staying at out boutique hotel.
Guadalest , at 571m altitude. is one of the most charming towns of Alicante and one of the most visited in the province. The town is small but very well maintained and with many places of interest , such as Castillo San Jose and the Alcozaiba , the Church of the Assumption , the Casa Orduña, the prison of the s. XII , the Museums of Micro miniatures and Nativity scenes and the Doll Houses. It has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site.
Villena is the capital of the Alto Vinalopó region, as well as one of the jewels that Alicante has. Famous for its impressive castle and treasures, but the truth is that it offers more: gastronomy, culture, activities in nature … we can mention the Visitor Reception Center, the Atalaya Castle, the Mirador de Santa Bárbara, the Archaeological Museum and the Archdeacon Church of Santiago. If we talk about the festivals of the towns of Alicante, in Villena the Moors and Christians festivals and the Medieval festivals stand out.
Bañeres is the highest municipality of Alicante, located within the Alcoy region. It has a beautiful natural environment that invites you to take tours to better understand the rich landscapes of the area. It belongs to the Sierra de Mariola natural park , rich in aromatic and medicinal herbs, and with many sources. It is of great industrial tradition, which is reflected in the different museums that the town houses. The profile of this town is shaped by an imposing Castle. Walking through Bañeres is a unique visit .
Bocairente is located in the Valle de Albaida region, in the Valencian community, but in the province of Valencia. However, its monuments and places of interest, as well as its proximity to Alicante, make it a town that we can visit on our tour of the towns of the interior of Alicante. The Church of the Assumption, the Plaza de Toros and the Festival Museum, are some of the things that we can see around here.
At 462m altitude in Alicante, is the municipality of Petrer. It has a historic valuables , highlighting this the castle-fortress, the Church of St. Bartholomew, the Ermita of San Bonifacio and of the Holy Christ of Mount Calvary and the Aqueduct of San Rafael. In addition, it added the importance of industries and leather footwear has in the area. On the other hand, the green areas are abundant, standing out the Cervantes Park, the Garden of the Esplanade and the Pine Forest of Villaplana.
The town of Alcoy is surrounded by natural parks, and loaded with a medieval and modernist historical heritage . This town had relevance in the industrial revolution and in the Spanish Civil War. At present it is recognized by tourists for two festivals, the Moors and Christians festival (where the Reconquest of the peninsula is remembered), and the parades for the Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos. But once there , there is much more to see, such as the Explora Museum, the Font Roja Natural Park, the Hermitage of the Virgen de los Lirios, the Festival Museums, the Historic Center, the Wall, the Industrial Circle, the Civil War Shelter, la Sarga, among other things.
Biar is a town located 700m in the Alto Vinalopó region. It emerges from a forest mass , with yellow and red houses, and crowned by a majestic castle that stands on top of a hill. This castle, from the s. XIII, is its biggest tourist attraction , but not the only one. Its historical heritage is made up of these places: the Church of the Assumption; the Sanctuary of the Virgen de Gracia, the Hermitages of Santos de la Piedra, Santa Lucía, Roser and San Ramón, of the Virgen del Loreto; the Ojival Aqueduct; the Capuchin Convent, the Town Hall, among other elements. The environment of Biar is embellished by the Sierra Mariola mountains . The town has many places that attract people to take a walk to enjoy nature, such as Pi de la Tosquera and Plátano de Biar.
At 472 m in the Alto Vinalopó region is the town of Sax. One of the most beautiful and typical towns to visit in Alicante. The Church of the Assumption, the Ermita de San Blas and the Soledad and the Shield of the Inquisition, are some of the things that enrich their heritage .
Castalla contains an immense architectural heritage , the result of an important historical legacy . Footprint is the style Renaissance and Gothic Valencia in his monumental catalog, being strong exponential province of Alicante as far as this issue is concerned. The old town of Castalla gives you a tour of what was its splendid stately past, with impressive houses emblazoned from the s. XVII- XIX. As for the religious heritage, highlights the Church of the Assumption, the Convent of the „franciscanos” Minimum and the Chapel of the Blood, among others. We cannot miss the restored Castalla Castle, of Arab origin from the s. XI, which stands on top of a hill, and whose image is spectacular .
Polop de la Marina
Polop de la Marina is a town in the Marina Baja region of the interior of Alicante. In the past it was a town of strategic interest, going back to the conquest of El Cid Campeador, at the end of the s. XI, and reaching the territorial disputes of Castilla against Aragón, in the middle of s. XIV. All this has now given it a historical and cultural interest , with its well-defined image of a medieval town, with its streets adapting to the rock and leading to the remains of the old fortress . If in doubt , we include it in our list of charming towns in Alicante. Among the things you can see in Polop de la Marina are: el Castle , the medieval city walls, the church of San Pedro , the Sanctuary of Divine Aurora and much more.