Xativa travel information and video

Holiday information, facts, photos and video about Xativa

Reviews for Xativa

Average overall ratings - Based on 2 reviews.

City

Coast

Margaret Muir

Some fabulous food to be had. Castle well worth a visit. Many shops closed for the holiday period. Difficult to find anywhere to eat before 9pm which is a bit of a culture leap for UK children. Austerity measures clear to see with many closed shops.

Featured holiday homes in Valencia province

Apartment in Valencia city (Port Saplaya)

(40)
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 toilet
  • 80 m² living area
  • 10 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
Id: 13018 Add to shortlist Remove Remove
£ 448 - 597/week £ 64 - 85/night Show details

Villa in Cullera

(37)
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 toilet
  • 270 m² living area
  • 80 m² terrace
  • 900 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
Id: 8210 Add to shortlist Remove Remove
£ 811 - 1,613/week   Show details

Villa in Marines

(31)
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 4 toilets
  • 265 m² living area
  • 200 m² terrace
  • 600 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
Id: 19986 Add to shortlist Remove Remove
£ 811 - 1,365/week   Show details
Xativa

The town of Xativa is located in the autonomous community of Valencia on the right bank of the River Albaida, about a 40 minute drive from the city of Valencia and a 30 minute drive inland
from the coastal area of Gandia.

As you approach the handsome Spanish town you are immediately met with the magnificent medieval castle, and on arrival you find yourself in authentic Spain, rather than what one becomes
used to with so many of the coastal towns.

Xativa is famous for being the birthplace of the Spanish painter El Espanoleto and two popes from the Borgia dynasty.

Around town
The town itself is delightful with its charming boulevards and streets lined with lush trees providing a natural canopy for the numerous fashionable shops, cafes and bars.

There are a wealth of historical attractions around town, and one should definitely visit the Seu
Cathedral, the churches of Sant Feliu and Sant Pere, the Palace of the Marquis of Montortal and the Alarco palace, as well as stopping to admire the many ancient fountains dotted around the town.

The castle itself is a mix between an Iber-Roman fortress and a Moorish stronghold; with its 30 towers and four fortified gateways, it is magnificent, yet foreboding at one. Take a trip
to the Almodi Museum to see the upside down portrait of King Felipe V, which is hung upside down as tradition, because after the king won the battle of Alamansa in 1707, he expelled the townsfold and set a torch to the town.

Just outside of town you will find the Cova Negra (Black Cave), which when unearthed revealed relics from over 30,000 years ago.

Eating out
There are some excellent traditional Spanish restaurants and bars around town, where you can sit outsideand enjoy some tapas whilst soaking up the authentic atmosphere. One of the loveliest restaurants in Valencia can be found here at the Hotel Restaurant Mont Sant, which is surrounded by orange groves and palm trees.

Climate
Xativa enjoys a mild climate, with warm dry summers and temperate winters. Ideal for all year visits.

 

Things to do while you are here

Reviews for Xativa

Average overall ratings - Based on 2 reviews.
City
Coast

City:
Coast:
Submitted by:
29. Aug 2015
This review is in English This review is in English

Xativa review

Some fabulous food to be had. Castle well worth a visit. Many shops closed for the holiday period. Difficult to find anywhere to eat before 9pm which is a bit of a culture leap for UK children. Austerity measures clear to see with many closed shops.


Costa de Valencia reviews

We weren't really there for the coast but it was a bit scruffy and run down where we did go in tavernes and culler a. Depends what you are looking for really but all the people we met were very helpful and pleasant. It is worth noting that English is not widely spoken and even a rudimentary attempt at speaking Spanish is appreciated. Valencian would be a better bet if you are learning a little bit of vocabulary to take with you.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Cancel
Report abuse You found this abusive

City:
Coast:
Submitted by:
22. Aug 2011
This review is in French This review is in French

Xativa review

Xativa est une très jolie ville. Le centre historique y est très agréable et s'y promener également. C'est une ville dynamique, avec beaucoup de commerces et de très bons restaurants. De plus, à la sortie de la ville, il y a une zone commerciale et un centre commercial avec une grande surface, ce qui peut s'avérer très pratique. En résumé, c'est une ville parfaite sur plusieurs points. Je recommande vivement sa visite.


Costa de Valencia reviews

La côte est malheureusement "gavée" d'immeubles d'architecture diverse et variée et de tailles différentes. Mais dès que vous passez cette barrière de béton et que vous vous retrouvez sur la plage... changement d'ambiance. Les plages sont grandes avec du sable blanc pas trop fin et elles sont très bien entretenues. De plus, ce qui n'est pas négligeable, elles ne sont pas surchargées de monde, au contraire. En bref, les plages sont très agréables, surtout du côté de Xeraco.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Cancel
Report abuse You found this abusive
X
Win a €750 gift voucher!
Sign up to our newsletter and you could win 750€ off your next Spain Holiday.


I have read and accept the privacy policy
 Win a €750 gift voucher! 
Spain-Holiday.com uses its own and third-party cookies to improve our services and show you advertisements adjusted to your preferences by analysing your navigation habits. Change the configuration and get more information here