About Javea / Xàbia
Jávea or Xàbia a coastal city in the Indian Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, on the Mediterranean coast. The Spaniards called this city "the dawn of Spain", as Cape Cabo de la Nao, which is Jávea, the most eastern point of the country and the local people, in fact, the first in Spain to meet the dawn.
Jávea - a city with a rich and ancient history, with the status of one of the oldest cities in the Iberian Costa Blanca. His chronicle of Javea leads from the 2nd century BC, from the period of Roman settlement here, and this place ads commercial port. In memory of the monks who visited here Visigoths left the name of San Marti, which is called once a monastery, later destroyed, but now the cape Cabo de Nao San Martin.
Jávea, surrounded by wild white cliffs, safe shelter from cold winds, which favorably affects the microclimate of the resort. By the way, thanks to the environmental and climatic parameters, this modest city has a world-wide recognition and high status. Experts of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) said that in Jávea the most healthy and favorable climate in the world.
Enjoy the long, sunny days and warm in Jávea you can even in winter, because the temperature here never drops below +10 ° C. However, traditionally, travel tsunami covers the beaches of Jávea in the summer, when the thermometer reads off scale at around +40 ° C. However, from the scorching sun and heat saving pine groves on the slopes of the mountains and the numerous caves in the rocks.
Most of the coast occupied by the main beach of Playa de Arenal. The central beach of Jávea sandy, pebble everyone else, for that reason the underwater depths of fans attracted to the past, where the clear water reaches the degree of crystal. The most famous places of the coast, as well as the best places to dive in Spain - Gran della bay, islands Portitxol, Deskubridor and underwater rock Llosa de Benidorm.
Entertainment, excursions and attractions Jávea
The heart of Jávea is located in the Old Town, it epitomizes the beautiful Gothic Church of St. Bartholomew the 12th century, which at the time was not only the spiritual pillar for the righteous, but also physical, as its fortified walls protected from pirate attacks. However, the historic structure, built of golden porous rock tosca, fairly got in battles not against pirates, and from compatriots during the Civil War. Since then, some cosmetic injury adorn the Church of St. Bartholomew, as the scars of a seasoned warrior. Here, as a rule, all the lovers get married Jávea. So, there is always a good chance to watch the beautiful ceremony.
Another architectural heritage of Jávea is a church dedicated to Mother of God, La virgen del Loreto with unusual marine issues. The construction is not only in the port and built by sailors (in gratitude for weathered the elements of the sea), but also made in the form of a huge ship, surrounded by external pillars that resemble the tentacles of an octopus.
Cape San Antonio is an interesting monastery of Virgen de los Ángeles. Built by order of Pope Gregory XI temple was completely destroyed by pirates in the 14th century, but centuries later, the icon of Our Lady of the Angels, and in this place again, first built a chapel, and then built and the monastery itself was discovered among the ruins.
And Jávea - it is almost the scenery for the novel Don Quixote. Against the background of the blue sky, the green meadows in the village of Los Molinos whiten heroine Cervantes - windmills dating from the 14th century. Even here you can find water-mills, historical characters emerging in these parts of the agricultural industry. And, of course, live artifacts: wheat fields, vineyards, olive groves and almond, orange and carob trees.
Historical and Ethnographic Museum of Jávea offers an interesting collection of items from the Paleolithic to Moorish period, as well as ceramics. Girls of all ages, no doubt, will be interested to look into the Soler Blasco Museum, which displays elaborate copies of jewelry with an abundance of precious stones, the originals of which are kept in the Museum of Madrid.
The coast of Jávea dotted with rocks that have long been chosen by divers: they are happy to explore the local underwater caves. However, as the climbers, which, however, prefer the depths Jávea its top. The resort is definitely worth it to examine it from all possible angles: with high cliffs to see, for example, neighboring Ibiza or thrown for good luck this land horseshoe of the sandbar, which is today the central beach, and admiring a palette of blue waves, dive in their warm embrace, to feel the sharpness of salt spray.
On the cliff Cabo de Nao San Martin has a point of interest: Old lighthouse. On it it is possible to admire and without climbing equipment, if you walk along the path from the fishing pier, which lives its commercial life, towards the cape. Promenade can be performed and beach area, which, in total, has 20 km.
To experience a true Spanish flavor can be fully, hitting one of the national holidays in Jávea. In late June, a colorful celebration celebrate here Fire, fireworks, burning huge puppets and dolls, which are a central avenue Mediterraneo flow in the medieval streets of Jávea. A spring on the same streets of crazy daredevils rush angry bulls, this lovely traditional game called San Fermin.