Plaça Major, 1
This historical capital of the region, Foia de Castalla, has undergone an economic evolution that has transformed it from a farming-based district to an industrial centre and service provider. The village has a well-preserved old centre with steep narrow streets that lead up to the Preciosísima Sangre de Cristo (Blessed Blood of Christ) Hermitage and the semi-ruined castle with its many holes dug by treasure hunters. A forest area covers 51% of the extensive district where activities such as walking and bicycle touring can be carried out. The Palacio de los Rico, next to the Ayuntamiento, is worthy of note and hikes can be made to the Hermitage de la Sang and the Moorish castle.
Excellent range of gastronomy, the gazpacho (cold tomato soup) is particularly good.
San Isidro Agricultural Fair in mid-May.
Church, Calle Mayor (main street), ayuntamiento (town hall), Moorish castle and hermitage de la Sang.
Excursions to Maigmó, to Catí and the Reconco, areas densely forested with pines.
Name of Councillor:
Mª Angeles Gonzalez Santamaría
Festivals and Events:
Moors and Christians pageants are held from the 31st of August to the 4th of September. The Holy Week and the vaquillas (bullfights with young bulls) in honour of St Roch (15 August) are highly interesting festivals.
Located 77 km from Benidorm and 36 km from Alicante.
Tour of the town:
Hikes can be taken to Maigmó, Catí and Reconco - areas with dense pine tree woods.
Number inhabitants 2006