The presence of the textile industry has marked the appearance and given personality to the capital of the administrative region of the Vall d’Albaida.
The metamorphosis of an agricultural society with industrial presence into a fully-industrialised society took place in the 1950s. The life of the city has always depended on water, and the abundance of surrounding springs.
Ontinyent, as a demographic entity, is explained mainly by the existence of its extensive agricultural land, one of the ten most important agricultural areas in Valencia. The abundance of water and the use of the local waterfalls for energy explain the formidable concentration of manufacturing and fulling mills, as well as wool and paper plants, dating from the 18th century.
Medieval quarter of La Vila
Gothic church of Santa Maria
Bell tower of La Vila
Palau de la Vila or the Duchess of Almodóvar
Other places of interestOntinyent
The Pont Vell
Noble and stately homes
Font de Gamellons
Moors and Christians
Patron saint festivities of the Purisima
Saint Anthony festivities
Plaza Sant Roc, 2, 46870
From Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 13:30. and Monday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.