Alcoy is the capital of the region of "l'Alcoià", not far from Alicante. This ancient medieval city was invaded by industrialization, and today is one of the largest textile centers in Spain. The city centre, as well as the Canalejas viaduct, are two of Alcoy's main attractions. It is also known as the city of bridges, built by the large number of ravines that are in the city itself. Come and stay in a hotel in Alcoy!
In April is celebrated the famous Moors and Christians feast in which both religions parade through the city streets. However, if it is impossible for you to go to Alcoy on these dates you can always visit the Museum of the Festival. A museum where the striking traditional costumes are exhibited. In addition, the story is told through photographs and graphic representations of what happened more than 500 years ago.
Under the Plaza de España is the Llotja de Sant Jordi where paintings and artistic photographs of the city are exhibited. The space was designed in the 90s by the famous Valencian architect, Santiago Calatrava. The interior is the representation of a skeleton of a whale, although it also has a certain resemblance to the body of Sant Jordi’s dragon.
At the foot of the street we find Santa Maria’s church, built in the eighteenth century and destroyed in the civil war. In 1955 it was rebuilt and today is one of the most visited in the city.
The local gastronomy will enchant you. It combines the influence of the Levantine coast with the authenticity of the rural product and, as a result, dishes with incredible flavours. Also, you can not leave without trying the authentic horchata levantina.