Monuments in Alicante Costa Blanca

  • Iglesia de San José Elx/Elche
    The old Convento de San José, once home to Franciscan friars, passed on to become a hospital in the XVIII century. At the moment it houses the library, and municipal files. Its’ highlights are the Ba...
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  • Torre Cacholi
    This tower is located on an estate of the same name and is joined on to a private house. Its lack of height gives it a very solid appearance.
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  • Img 1: Palacio Gravina o del Conde de Lumiares
    This building was the property of the Conde de Lumiares and then, at a later stage, the home of the Provincial Archives. At the present time, it houses the Provincial Gallery of Fine Arts (MUBAG), wi...
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  • Img 1: The Guardamar Castle (and Villa)
      The inhabitants of Guardamar Castle inhabited the Villa up to 1829 in a space that was sheltered by the walled citadel. The municipality was later built on the plain, separated from the sea by a st...
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  • Originally, a cistern for channelling water occupied this site, its function was the withdrawal of water. Together with the hermitage is the shack of “Pare Pere “, where tradition tells that the vene...
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  • Img 1: THE HISTORICAL ARTISTIC SITE ISLA DE TABARCA
    The whole island is a veritable natural monument. Tabarca, which is the only inhabited island in the whole of the Valencia Region, was settled by a group of prisoners given their freedom who tried to...
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  • Img 1: THE HOUSE OF EL PAVO
    Without a doubt, this is one of Alcoy’s most emblematic buildings, symbolising the city’s economic growth in the early years of the 20th century. The house, of modernist style, was built betwen 1908...
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  • Img 1: THE ICE MEN MONUMENT
    Situated in the square of the same name, with his work the Galician sculptor Magín Picallo (1991) offers a sober representation in black granite of the vicissitudes and comings and goings of a family...
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  • Img 1: THE JUANA TOWER
    This tower is located in the middle of agricultural land to the south of the city, and sits in walled-in property. It has been completely restored, with a few changes made to its original aspect
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  • Img 1: THE LAS AGUILAS TOWER
    This watchtower is located near the train-stop of La Albufereta. It is now part of a walled-in villa complex.
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  • Torre Mitja LLiura
    This tower has two levels, built of masonry and backing on to a house of the same name. It is located in the middle of the agricultural area called the "Partida de la Condomina
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  • Img 1: THE MONASTERY OF THE PRECIOSÍSIMA SANGRE DE CRISTO
    In the old quarter of the city is to be found the convent popularly known as that of the Sisters of the Blood. In the chapel is a statue venerated as the "Virgen de la Soledad" from XVI-XVII centurie...
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  • Img 1: THE MONASTERY OF THE SANTA FAZ
    The main door of this Clarist convent is Baroque in style, and in the interior is a small, sumptuous room in which is kept the relic known as the Santa Faz; it contains one of the folds that traditio...
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  • Img 1: THE MOUNT OF PIETY BUILDING
    A free-standing building of modernist style, constructed by Vicente Pascual Pastor in 1909 for the offices of the Mount of Piety of Alcoy. It is currently the head office of the Caja de Ahorros del M...
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  • Img 1: THE MUNICIPAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVE (MAISSONAVE MANSION)
    The local nobility built mansions in the city of Alicante which today can be considered as veritable monuments. The oldest one is that of Berenguer de Marquina, and the Maissonave mansion, built in t...
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  • Img 1: THE OLD FIRE STATION
    Constructed in 1915 by the insurance company La Unión Alcoyana; the company that managed the extinction of fires between 1888 and 1955. It is a singular piece of architecture and an exceptional testi...
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