Monuments in Valencia


  • 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 build a complete town there. Its surrounding waters have been declared a Marine Nature Reserve. O...

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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 centuries, and considered as the oldest one still used in Holy Week processions.

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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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  • Castillo de San Fernando

    This castle was constructed on Monte Tossal to counteract the threat of invasion by Napoleon's troops. Part of the wall still remains, and the site is used at present as a relaxation area. It is important as one of the few castles that were built during the XIX century.

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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), with works belonging to the Provincial Council, mainly paintings from XIX and XX centuries.

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  • Museo de Aguas de Alicante

    The water that drained from the Monte Benacantil used to be collected in these large storage tanks that are now located in the old quarter of the city. At the present time, they are undergoing renovation work and are closed.

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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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  • Torre de Rejas

    As the others which make up this chain of towers, this one was built to ward off possible threats and attacks.

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  • Img 1: THE CASTLE OF SANTA BÁRBARA

    The summit and part of the hillside of the Monte Benacantil are the site of a huge fortress that possesses three different defensive rings. The highest one is where the oldest remains are, including Iberian, Roman and Moorish. The middle one houses an outer ring of buildings from the XVI century,...

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  • Img 1: THE SANTA FAZ TOWER

    This tower, built for defence, is the only part that retains its original aspect of the fortified monastery to which the people of Alicante go to venerate the relic of the "Santa Faz".

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