Moors and Cristians Perales Iborra

Discover the city of Ontinyent’s urban nucleus, la Vila, is a medieval neighbourhood declared a National Historic-Artistic Site. Steeped with history, it’s the most secluded and seductive place.Become a noble by visiting the Palau de la Vila palace and come visit the gothic Santa María church, where you can see precious views from its bell tower, considered one of the tallest in the Region of Valencia, and discover its bells and bell ringing by the Colla de Campaners (cathedral bell ringers) of Ontinyent.  Immerse yourself in our history by making the route of the chimneys to discover the factory remnants of Ontinyent’s major industry, which has been the economic engine and marked the city’s physiognomy, or visit our civil war anti-aircraft shelters that contain many stories. Enjoy our natural settings only minutes away from the town centre with different hiking trails that pass through extensive natural surroundings, of which we want to point out the Pou Clar natural area, the municipality’s most important river area that houses many major natural and landscape values.  The Clariano River starts there, and in its first metres it configures a succession of wells excavated by water over limestone rock, forming a very singular landscape of rounded forms and calm water bodies.  Feel our Moors and Christians festivals declared of National Tourist Interest and embrace the magic light, colour and music experience by watching the portrayal of the battle in the heart of the city. Savour our city with its dishes and typical products, based on the ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, and the traditional preparation of sausages, oils, wines and traditional desserts. Also, come discover the secrets of their elaboration in a gastronomic route.

Environment

The municipality has numerous hiking trails that run through beautiful places such as Pou Clar and Pou Olleta.