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Benidoleig is a small farming village with 783 inhabitants located at the foot of the Sierra de Seguili. It is a peaceful village with steep windy streets with views of the surrounding vines and almond and olive trees - the main economic activity of the village. The Calaveras (skulls) Cave is the attraction of the village. The cave obtained its name from the 12 skulls that were found in its interior when it was discovered in 1768. Cavanilles established that these were the skulls of Moors who had died during earlier explorations of the caves. Bronze and Neolithic remains have also been discovered in the cave. A 400 metres passage inside the cave ends up at an interior lake.
Paella, arroz al horno (baked rice), cocas (flat sponge cake).
Parish church of the Sangre de Cristo and mansion of the Baron of Finestrat.
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Festivals and Events:
Patron saint feast day celebrations dedicated to the Immaculate Conception and St Barbara are held during the first week of August; during the second week vaquillas (bullfights with young bulls) are held. There is a pilgrimage in honour of St Vincent Ferrer.
It is reached via Pedreguer, where there is an exit off the A-7. It can also be reached from Orba and from the road from Pego to Callosa d´En Sarrià. Located 90 km from Alicante and 48 km from Benidorm.
Tour of the town:
Calaveras cave (96.640.42.35).
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Number inhabitants 2006