What to see and do in Villena

Because the main thing and it will attract you from the first moment is that Villena is light, color, music, joy And having these characteristics, it is almost mandatory to visit it in any of the tourist attractions, which, as usual, will also take place during the next 2017. Because there is something for everyone who visits the city of Castillo de la Atalaya, a Muslim construction from the 12th century which is completely restored and is the symbol of the city. But there is much more.

Starting with the august festivals, Leyendas del Rock and Rabolagartija and its Contest for Socio-Cultural Activation of the Historic Center, among the most recommended suggestions, since Sufriendo y Gozando, a company that promotes the city’s festivals, makes Leyendas del Rock manage to welcome three generations of families for four days. The last edition welcomed visitors from Australia and Japan among others. The Medieval Festival in March and the Moors and Christians in Septembercontinuing for its artistic and historical heritage, such as the fortress of the Castillo de la Atalaya and ending for its excellent gastronomy.

The Alicante town has recently been in the news due to the special mention it has received from the Association of Spanish Wine Cities (ACEVIN) for having been considered Best Wine Tourism Municipality in the country. The award has gone to Villena for various reasons, including its winemaking tradition, its famous and characteristic wine, the Fondillón and the wine tourism activities and events designed by the Department.


The The most massive Moors and Christians festivities in the area, in which more than 10,000 people parade in 14 comparsas and where practically the entire city participates. Also recognized for its Socio-Cultural Activation Contest of the Historic Center -elCASC-, for which it received the award at the last edition of FITUR. Award for the Best Cultural Product of Active Tourism in the national category of the XXI contest organized by Aire Libre and FITUR Activo. The old town was also declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.

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On gastronomy, in addition to excellent wines that have been awarded, being at a crossroads, collects all the good things of all travelers composing its diverse gastronomy, mix of Castilla la Mancha and Murcia, and based on high quality products. We encourage you to participate in the Villena Taste Tour gastronomic visits, or to taste dishes such as gachamiga, zarangollo or donuts with dessert winemake the territory a great tourist destination.

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Another attraction is the Villena’s Treasure, a large archaeological site, discovered while carrying out some works on the slopes of the mountain. Villena is a municipality in the province of Alicante, Valencian Community. The town has about 35,000 inhabitants and offers a multitude of tourist attractions, as we have indicated, as well as an important industry, especially in the footwear and textile field. Its geographical location allows it to be a strategic point in the commercial network.

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