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Jávea

 

Real estate in Javea, tourist information, attractions.

One of the oldest Iberian provinces of the Costa Blanca is Javea. The city is located in the south of Spain and in the north of Alicante. The population ascends to 32,983 people, of whom 53.1% are foreigners; the area of ​​the city is 68.59 km2.

Conditionally, Javea can be divided into 3 zones: the beach, the port and the Old Town. Local residents argue that the center of Javea has not changed at all, from everywhere the mystic old times that immerses in a special atmosphere. A great place for a family holiday.


What does the Old City betray? - This is the historical center of Javea, about three kilometers from the sea. Here you can walk along the narrow streets, decorated with bright flowers in old iron pots, admire
balcony and plunge into another era.


The second port area (Puerto) is the busiest, "small Caribbean" - such the name of this part was given by the English. It was built in 1871. Earlier, sale of raisins, but due to inadequate demand, the port began to develop a fishing
industry. Every evening here on the fishing market you can buy the freshest seafood. In this zone there are many shops, bars, apartments, banks, yachts, and also beaches with pebbles.


The third beach area is called Arenal. The length of the beach is 300 m, the beach with golden sand. The favorite part of the English, a lot of them rent accommodation in this zone. Here, until the morning, there are shops, bars, loud music and life bubbles. But all the same, Javea remains a quiet and peaceful place where you can stay
alone with yourself.


In Javea, unlike other cities of the Costa Blanca, there are many ramifications of roads,thanks to which you can freely reach anywhere in the city, or leave it. The nearest airports are in Alicante and Valencia (approximately equal
distance). You can get there by car, use the highway at number AP-7, so before Alicante distance is 97 km and takes 1 hour 10 minutes, and to Valencia - 111 km, spend 1 hour 20 minutes. Before any province of Costa Blinka can be reached by train. You can travel by catamaran, which leaves from the port every 3 hours and accommodates 30 passengers. So, for example, from Hawaii to Alicante - 97 km, to Valencia - 110 km, to Benidorm distance - 50 km, Calpe - 27 km, Denia - 10 km. Another option of traveling is to rent a car, which will cost you about 30-50 e per day.

 

In the 90s, scientists (World Health Organization - W.H.O.) studied climatic indicators of the city and recognized Javea as the world leader for a healthy and healthy climate. Delov that Javea, protected from the winds by rocks, Mount Montgo is also protective barrier. So in winter, the thermometer does not drop below +10 degrees, and
summer does not exceed +40. So all year round you can enjoy sunny days and mild climate of the green city.

 

The history of Javea dates back to the 16th century BC. - in the cave of Mount Montgo were found wall drawings of ancient people. The Romans settled here and established a commercial port. Cape Cabo de Nao San Martin is a historical reminder of the stay of the monks here the Visigoths. Back in the 9th century the lands of Javea were related to Denia, but already in 1397 the city gets its independence. Javea was subjected to frequent attacks of pirates, so the inhabitants moved 2 km further from the sea and built a protective wall, which lasted until 1877.
Now this place is called the historical center of Javea. For many years, the agricultural craft was developed in Javea and fishing. Since the city during the war for power supported the Bourbon faction, then it was granted gratitude for permission to trade and export goods. So the port became an indispensable engine of the Javea trade, exported olives, grapes, almonds, etc.


Currently, tourism is a powerful engine of the city's economy, mainly due to construction and real estate market. The population of Jávea grows with a huge speed, mostly visitors from northern Europe. The beginning of tourism can be
consider the middle of the 60's, this was significantly influenced by the opening of the state hotel for tourists (Parador de Turismo). The popular beach was and remains to be Arenal (Arenal), a sandy beach.


There are 5 elementary schools and 2 institutes in Javea. In Javea (and in other cities belonging to the district of Valencia) are officially used 2 languages: valencian (valenciano) and casteano (castellano, spanish). But due to the fact, that tourism is the main source of income for the city, at any outlet you will try to understand. In the port there is a school for children, where to learn to sail. Classes are held 3 hours a day for one week.


The architecture of Javea gives a plunge into the old days: stone steps, balconies, forged bars on the windows, Gothic sculptures ... One of the advantages of Jávea is the ancient, beautiful Gothic church in Bartolome (Iglesia de San Bartolomé), erected in XII century, which at one time was the protection of believers from pirates. But the damage and the destruction it received from its own inhabitants during the civil war. Here weddings are celebrated, so that there is an opportunity to see the passing ceremony. One of the unusual churches is the church in the form of a ship, surrounded by columns similar to octopus tentacles - La virgen del Loreto. It was built by sailors in gratitude for the fact that they survived during the hurricane in the sea, it can be to find in the potra. You can see the temple of Virgen de los Angeles (Church of the Order of Saint Jerome), built by the order of Pope Gregory XI. In the XIV century, the monastery was destroyed by pirates, but later on this place found the icon of Our Lady of the Angels and built here a new church.


You can also visit the church of Nuestra Señora de Las Angeles, the Virgin of Loreto (more modern), chapel Popul (restored in the XIII century), Calvario (XIX century), Chapel of St. Anne (Gothic architecture), residence Antonio Banyuls, House Bolufera (La Casa del Bolufer), Cable (La Casa del Cable - 1860-th year).


Near Javia is the village of Los Molinos, which you can visit ancient windmills of the XIV century, water mills, vestiges of the past agricultural industry, as well as bright boundless fields (olive, carob, wheat, orange, almond, grape). Items from the Paleolithic to the historical-ethnographic museum Moorish period and ceramic products. In the museum Soler Blasco (in the street Primisias) copies of jewelry, "strewn" with precious stones (in Madrid - the originals).


On the rock Cabo de Nao San Martin (Cabo de Nao San Martin) you can see the lighthouse. In Javea, guided tours of Mount Montgo with its caves Cova del Comell and Cova de l'Aigua. One of the excursions takes a long route of 5.2 km (about 1.5 hours in one side), with a low route. Here you can enjoy bright landscapes and sunny weather you can see the outlines of Ibiza. One is visited on the route caves - La Cova del Comell. Creueta is the name of one of the excursions, 8.5 km long (approximately 3 hours one way); here you are waiting for an impressive panoramic kinds.
 

Javea - an ideal place for lovers of seascapes, near the rocks is concentrated especially the rich water world.
The city of Jávea is famous for its exquisite restaurants, there are a total of 259. Always fresh seafood, juicy meat, impeccable service and friendly staff will leave a good impression on you. We recommend to visit such restaurants and bars as:


Iberia Gastrobar - one of the best in Javea (Mediterranean, Spanish cuisine, snacks, fusion; menu - from 15 to 35 euros), will never disappoint and restaurant La Plaza No. 6 (German, international, Mediterranean, vegetarian cuisine; menu - from 9 to 22Euro), Bon Amb Restaurant (exquisite Mediterranean cuisine), Restaurante Tosca
Javea - for gourmets, one of the best restaurants in the city (Mediterranean, French cuisine, fusion, delicacies; menu - from 25 to 50 euros), El Gaucho - meat restaurant, located in the middle of the garden (Argentinean cuisine), El Secreto del Tomate - unusual restaurant (organic, Mediterranean cuisine, barbecue, menu - from 15 up to 30 euros), La Boheme, Gurkha Palace - the best Indian restaurant in Javea (menu from 10 up to 18 euros), Restaurante Masena, La Renda (Mediterranean cuisine), La Cocina (European cuisine, menu: from 22 to 36 euros), Sofia's Restaurant, Creme de la Creme (delicious pastries), La Tasca Rebotica (Spanish cuisine), El Elefante (Mediterranean,
British cuisine, fusion; menu - from 17 to 20 euros), Casa Grau (Spanish cuisine, bistro, Snacks; menu - from 12 to 35 euros), Champagne Bar Javea company (Spanish, Italian, French cuisine; menu - from 11 to 28 euros), Everest Spice - Indian restaurant, La Parilla de Cellar, La Siesta - restaurant overlooking the sea (international, Spanish cuisine; menu - from 20 to 40 euros), Pizzeria Pepa (from 23 to 30 euros) and many others.


Where to stay in Javea? You can rent apartments (from 500 to 1000 euros in week), a house (from 500 to 2000 euros per week) or rent a room in a hotel or in a hostel. There is a total of 9 hotels: Hotel el Rodat (oche good hotel in a quiet place, ideal for recreation), Hotel Javea, Parador de Jávea, Hotel Villa Naranjos (good choice, close to beach), Pinosol, Casa Yerka, Palmeras Villa, Turisjavea, Costamar. You can also stay in one of the hostels, which is much cheaper at a price: Villa Xabia, Estrella Lodge, Hotel Miramar, etc. You can stay in one of the campsites.


In Javea, as in other cities of Spain, there are many holidays:


- the feast of St. Antonio (San Antón), is celebrated on the 17th of January. Held tardive blessing of animals at the sea wharf;

- Carnival is a Spanish holiday, people wear different masks, suits to their taste, carry verbena, arrange contests;
- Easter is a traditional holiday; on Monday during Easter or on the second day holiday people go out into the nature, to the beach and eat there a mona ("mona" -a sweet bread);
- holiday of fire - the end of June. They launch a lot of fireworks, huge dolls are eating;
- San Fermin - passes in the spring. Dispersed bulls run after amateurs acute sensations;
- July 16th - the feast of the holy Virgin Carmen (patron saint of seamen);
- On the 15th of August - La Asuncion (Assumption of the Virgin);
- September 8th - a holiday in honor of the Virgin of Loreto;
- 9th October - Day of the Valencian District;
- October 12 - Columbus Day;
- November 1 - All Saints Day;
- December 6 - Constitution Day;
- December 8 - the Day of Immaculate;
- December 25 - Christmas


And also many other holidays, during which you can dissolve in the crowd and to feel the true nature and flavor of Spain.


Many people who come to Javea, fall in love with her colorful landscapes, find for themselves interesting classes, favorite recreation areas ... Try it out and maybe you'll find out that it is the place that will become your "island" of happiness and peace!