TORREMANZANAS/TORRE DE LES MAÇANES, LA
Locality: LA TORRE DE LES MAÇANES
Avd. de España, 3
965 61 93 85
Torre de les Maçanes owes its name to the ancient Almohad fortification located at the top of the village. Its name is also a reference to the village´s tradition of hospitality as the term ´Maçanes´ means an Inn. The area is of outstanding natural beauty and before arriving at the village the vegetation becomes less dense and gives way to pine and Kermes oak trees. This is a farming village, though a few urban treasures still remain such as the Casa Alta, an Almohad tower from the 13th century, which was formerly used as a watchtower. The Church of Santa Ana and the curious fortified farm known as ´Foia de Cortes´ are other attractive features of this village of the Alacantí.
Olles de llegums (vegetables casserole), Pericana (dish with cod, oil, dry peppers and garlic), Giraboix.
Sausages, confectionery and olive oil.
Almohad tower, Villa Edelmira, church of St Anne. Snow wells (~ icehouses), 14th-century watermill and archaeological remains.
Festivals and Events:
A fiesta is held on the 9th of May in honour of San Gregory de Osma (Pa Beneit). Banyá dels Fadrins is held on the 15th of August.
From the coast, take the N-340 until reaching a turnoff on the right in Jijona. Located 42 km from Alicante and 81 km from Benidorm.
Tour of the town:
The Foia-Boix, Old Sanatorium, Font Major Park and Les Molins.
Typical products :
Panadería Victorino Verdú (Victorino Verdú Payà). C/Mayor, 5. Tel. 965 61 91 19
Panadería Ivorra (Tomás Ivorra Sellés). C/Manresa, 3. Tel. 965 61 90 50
Carnicería Pepe y Merche (Mercedes Mayor Climent). C/Mayor, 15. Tel. 965 61 91 28
Carnicería José María Pérez (José Mª Pérez Sanz). C/ Mayor. Tel. 965 61 90 62
Tienda y Estanco Fina (Josefa Verdú Rico). C/La Cruz, 1-2. Tel. 965 61 91 55
Tienda Casa Segunda (Segunda Cantó Doménech). C/Manresa, 3. Tel. 965 61 92 44
Almazara La Masana (Cooperativa) Tel. 965 61 92 04
Taller La Torruana (Primitivo). Avd. de España. Tel. 965 61 90 83
Number inhabitants 2006
01/01/2012: 820 habitantes
Km from the capital