ID Location - 101 -
Owner:Ayuntamiento de Bocairent
GPS Coordinates (Latitude):38º46'05.7"N
GPS Coordinates (Longitude):0º36'44.9"W
Autonomous Community:Comunidad Valenciana
Address:Plaça de l'Ajuntament, 2
Web / URL:Contact:Comunitat Valenciana Film Commission
Phone:(+34) 965 908 090
Description:Besides the Medieval district, other noteworthy sites in Bocairent (Valencia) are its the parish church of the 16th century, the caves known as Las Covetes dels Moors, the hermitages scattered throughout the municipality, its bullring carved in the rock (the oldest of the Valencian Community), its textile industry and its old mills.
Solar position of Principal facade:Sudeste
Hours of Daylight:15 / 8
Climate:The climate is continental; the most frequent winds are from the south and east; the latter is what causes the rains, usually from January to April; snows in January and February.
Historical Period:14th-16th centuries
State of Conservation:In good state
Geographical Environment:The village is located within the Sierra de Mariola Natural Park ; surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation such as pines and oaks; as well as birds and mammals typical of forest areas.
Its charm lies in Bocairent's rock constructions.
Level of protection:Complete Monumental Protection
Filmed Productions:- 'Un cuento chino' (Sebastián Borensztein, 2011)
- 'Nacidas para sufrir' (Miguel Albaladejo, 2009)
- 'Celos' (Vicente Aranda, 1999)
Historical-Cultural Context:The Iberians were the first settlers of the town, although it was the Arabs who constituted it as such.
The Romans left their mark with constructions such as bridges and roads. Later, in Medieval times, it reached its splendor with its textile factories.
Usual activities:Service sector. Textile Industry
Events, festivals and traditions:- Feast of Moors and Christians in honor of Sant Blai; which have been declared a National attraction (February 2-5)
- Festivities of Saint Augustí (August 22-28)
- Commercial Fair (third week of August)
- Culinary, hunting and mushrooms contests (November)
- The Hermitages' Festivities, which are of very popular.
Link to 1st Event:Related Locations:- Iglesia parroquial Virgen de la Asunción
- Covetes dels Moros
- Pozo de nieve de San Blas
- Plaza de toros
- Monasterio rupestre
- Barrio de la Villa de Bocairente (medieval)
Access Difficulty::The medieval quarter is not wheelchair accessible
Distance to Parking:50 m.
Parking Area:50 m²
Public Transportation Available:Bus Bocairent - Valencia
Bus Bocairent - Villena
Bus Bocairent - Alcoi
Public Utilities:Local police. Health center. Town hall
Vegetation density:Densely vegetated