A walk through ... Benissa

Benissa is the most eastern village in La Vall, and its district stretches from Serra de Bèrnia or La Solana mountain as far as the secluded coves on the coast.

The old town offers an interesting itinerary through its streets. Most notable is the Padres Franciscanos Convent (1) which dates from the 17th century. In Jaume I square, you will find the neo-gothic style Church of the Puríssima Xiqueta (2) which was finished in 1929.

In the street Calle dels Desamparats, you will discover the Casa Abargues Museum (3), a stately 18th century building. Visits are by arrangement only. The Sala del Consell (Council Chambers) (4), dating from the 16th century, was, in its time, the heart of the municipality.

In the square of the old church, around which the first medieval Christian village was established, the Sant Pere Church-Fortress (5) was found, dating from the 16th century, where you can observe the reconstruction of the principal façade. Opposite the square is the University Seat (6) and the Town Hall (7), the town's old hospital.