Tuesday, August 16

It’s time to get to know Alcoy: Modernist Route, museums, natural parks and much more

The IVAM-CADA is located on the old Monte de Piedad.

The IVAM-CADA is located on the old Monte de Piedad.

Alcoy, which in 2021 holds the cultural capital of the Valencian Community, is a Mediterranean city with a incomparable natural environment, surrounded by From Natural parks just 54 km from Alicante and 105 from Valencia. its medieval and modernist heritage together with the emblematic bridges that bridge ravines and rivers, they present us with a friendly city, to be explored on foot, close and full of history.

The walk through its streets clearly reveals the effort of its people to prosper in an environment of great natural beauty, but of extraordinary orographic complexity for urban evolution. The visitor will discover a place with a long industrial tradition, a pioneer of the Industrial Revolution in Spain, a unique and peculiar city due to its history, values ​​and resources, where to enjoy the most of a gastronomy based on local products.

Its unique artistic heritage is included in the European Route of Modernismor. Some buildings deserve to be highlighted such as the Casa del Pavo, the Casa de Escaló, the Círculo Industrial, the old building of the Fire Station; as well as various industrial buildings in the historic center, declared a Historic-Artistic Site, such as the old Papeleras Reunidas building and the old Ferrándiz y Carbonell factory, among others.

This artistic trend also reaches important relevance in the Cemetery of Sant Antoni Abbot included for its architectural wealth in the European Route of Significant Cemeteries. The visitor has at his disposal the app “Alcoi, the sleeping city” or “ARTour” through which he can take a guided tour of the site.

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From the same channel, you can enjoy the vestiges of the medieval walls and towers. The Camil Visedo Archaeological Museum It will provide us with all the information about its origins and first locations.

House of Escaló de Alcoy

On the other hand during the Spanish Civil War, the city was bombed 7 times due to the importance of the textile and metallurgical industry that produced material for the army. The Cervantes refuge is one of the more than 25 shelters that the population of Alcoy used to protect themselves that is currently open to visitors.

Others museums to enjoy in the city are the MAF (Alcoyano de la Fiesta Museum), where the traditions of the Moors and Christians Festival of International Tourist Interest and the Provincial Museum of Firefighters MUBOMA.

Llotja de Sant Jordi

The infrastructures and the services available to Alcoy make it a future city that adapts to the latest news avant-garde. Contributions such as the Llotja de Sant Jordi, by Santiago Calatrava which is located in the basement of Plaça d’Espanya or the IVAM-CADA located in the old Mount of piety make Alcoy a space for culture.

The natural landscape acquires relevance especially with Carrascal Natural Parks de la Font Roja and Serra de Mariola from where to practice activities such as hiking, adventure sports, observation of birds and the cycle tourism.

It is recommended to visit the Sarga Cave Paintings, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, with guided tours on Sundays.

Program for the October Bridge

On the occasion of the celebration of October 9, the following will take place:

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The Thursday 7 at the Calderón Theater at 8:00 p.m.: OVIDI4 concert-recital.

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The Saturday 9 at the Calderón Theater at 12:00 pm: Concert by the Societat Musical Nova d’Alcoi and Delivery of the V Awards 9 d’Octubre.

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Exhibitions in Alcoy

IVAM CADA Alcoi: Chronographs

IVAM EACH Alcoy-Infinite Sculpture

IVAM EACH Alcoi: Vigreyos, Apology for Ceramics

Fundación Múta Levante Room: Miguel Oriola, photos in self-defense

The Chapel of the Old Asylum: Territories of Utopia


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