Alginet has a total of about 13,000 inhabitants. It is located in the transition zone between Ribera Alta and Huerta de Valencia, from the edge of the Albufera wetlands to the small Falaguera mountain range. The municipality is mostly flat and, due to the high percentage of humidity (very normal in the Ribera administrative region), the perception of heat in the summer often outstrips the actual temperatures indicated by the thermometers. The same phenomenon is produced in winter, during which the sensation of cold is accentuated
The most notable local dishes are based on rice, and include “arròs amb fesols i naps” (rice with beans and turnip), paella, etc.
Places of interest:
The 16th century Cabanyelles Castle lies inside the town. The two towers which flanked it were later demolished to make way for the town hall. On the outskirts of the village is the Hermitage of Saint Joseph (19th century), which has a highly-valuable altarpiece depicting Saint Joseph. The “Luengo” and “Borrero” towers, isolated among the orange groves, have lost their aspect of defensive fortifications. The Parish Church (1654-1699) was built atop the ruins of the old church, dating from 1330. The bell tower and the communion chapel date from 18th century. Lastly, mention may be made of the permanence of some examples of the local farming culture, such as the typical farming houses with entrances for carts, stables for animals, barn, etc. Some have their own wells or cisterns for supplying water. There are also some late 18th century landowners’ homes and other, smaller agricultural bourgeoisie homes of the late 19th century.
The village’s main festivities are held during the second fortnight in August. A wide range of events are organized to coincide with the festivities: bull-running, children’s workshops and activities, festive wake-up calls, open-air dinners, street dances, etc.
Plaza del Reino. 46600 Alzira.