Visita teatralizada | Turismo de Sax

Sax has prepared an intense activities program for this year. We must point out the Tapas Route during three weekends in November. It is a recreational activity very accepted and expected by the locality’s inhabitants and those of the region.

Secondly, dramatized visits will be made every first (or second, depending on the agenda) Sunday of the month except during winter months. The guided visits are about the history of Sax, touring the entire old town and the fortress. As the advances along the route, he/she will encounter actors who tell talk about their life and customs. In this last season, the visit was about the life of Pastor Martin and his family. It is a commitment to family tourism. Third, Gastronomic Days are held between March and April for three weekends. They consist of a visit to the castle and the historic center, wine tasting sponsored by the Alicante Wine Route-of which they are partners- and a meal in any of the participating restaurants. The food consists of a typical local dish (borreta, relleno, panecicos …). Price per person is € 15.

Sax’s historic town is clearly of Arab origin, with streets that embrace the rock and adapt to the contours with its core at the San Blas Chapel. We find remains of Arab urbanism when strolling down its streets, such as the streets Peligro and Ciervo, the primitive late medieval houses and notable examples of architecture from the16th to the 19th centuries, such as the magnificent buildings of the second half of the 19th century lining the Main Street: the Comparsa de Caballeros de Cardona House, the Inquisition House or the House of Alberto Sols.

The City Hall and the Cervantes Square are also noteworthy. To prove their devotion to their patron saint, in 1627 the people of Sax promised in solemn vows to celebrate the day of San Blas festivity. Since then, the Moors and Christians festivals in honour of San Blas, reliving the reconquest of Sax by the troops of Jaime I in 1239, they have become the locality’s most important and well-known festivals.

This celebration has evolved and since 1942 it lasts 5 days (from 1 to 5 February). The procession of comparsas (krewes) started happening towards the end of the 19th century with the arrival of those of the Moors and Christians, the oldest and the one that gives name to the festivals. The youngest, the Caballeros de Cardona, was created in 1989, joining the comparsas of the Marrocans, Garibaldi’s Turks, Algerian and Arabs Emirs.