Its capital is the city of Xàtiva, the birthplace of figures such as the painter José Ribera, El Españoleto and Pope Alexander VI. The influence of the Borgia family is felt throughout the city, as is that of Felipe V, who burned Xàtiva in 1707 due to its resistance to his siege. As a memorial to this outrage, the local art gallery still hangs a portrait of the monarch upside down. In its old town it stands the Old Hospital (15th century), the Collegiate Basilica of Santa María La Seu (16th century), the Royal Monastery of Santa Clara, stately palaces such as Alarcón, the museums of l’Almodí and the parish of La Seu, etc. But the first thing the visitor sees when approaching the city is its magnificent castle. The fortress brings together Iberian, Roman, Islamic and Gothic architecture. Entering through the valley of the Cányoles River, the visitor arrives at Canals, with its great Tower, birthplace of Pope Alexander VI; Montesa with its Templar castle and its important Parish Museum; Vallada, with its natural environment, of which the Penyó, Salaella and the Sumidors Tunnel and its Recreational Area of les Ermites stand out, its crafts and the Parish Church; and Moixent, with its impressive landscapes such as Bosquet, and possibly the most important Iberian town in the Province: la Bastida de les Alcusses.
Avda. de Selgas, 2
From Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 5pm; Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.