Plaça L´Esglesia, 1
Benilloba, a medium-sized village with wide twisting streets, is involved in the textile industry - a traditional trade in the Alcoià-Comtat area. This industry has enabled the village to remain unaffected by the migration trends that have profoundly changed other small villages in the region and, for this reason, has become one of the most important villages in the area. During the Moorish period the village was a farmstead of which only a few remains have been preserved. The village took part in the battles that took place during the late medieval period between the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon and halted the progress of the troops of the Castilian king Pedro I, The Cruel. Later on the village belonged to the Counts of Aranda and then the Counts of Revillagigedo, whose palace can still be seen.
Olleta alcoyana and Pericana (dish with cod, oil, dry peppers and garlic) are some of the local dishes.
Seventeenth-century church and 18th-century Palace of the Count of Revillagigedo.
Name of Councillor:
Mª Carmen Reig Casanova
Festivals and Events:
Fiestas dedicated to St Joaquín are celebrated in mid August, with the famous ´Nit de L´Olla´. Public dances for unmarried people are held in September.
On the road from Alcoy to Callosa d´En Sarrià, 10 km from Alcoy. It is located next to the Frainos River, between the Serreta de Alcoy and the Sierra Serrella. Situated 64 km from Alicante and 53 from Benidorm.
Tour of the town:
Parajes del Salt, along the watercourse of the Frainos River - with the remains of a Moorish aqueduct. Remains of a Moorish arch in the Cuixot gorge.
Number inhabitants 2006