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The Muslims called the city Bekirén, because of the dominant architectural style in the town which used the form of beehives. Today Bocairent continues to project a peculiar image, its streets are seeped in centuries of history, the inhabitants have a commendable respect for their traditions and it is located in an enviable environment, with the Sierra Mariola as its principal neighbour. A sculpture welcomes visitors to the locality, an image of a man with a blanket over his shoulders, a tradition still held by the people of Bekirén. Steep slopes, abundant vegetation, and the sources of two rivers, the Vinalopó and the Clariano, have marked the structure of the towns’ nucleus, which has been moulded respecting the natural environment. Many of the houses and some of its monuments, even modern ones, are excavated from the surrounding rock.

How to get here:

From the N-340 take the N-430 and then the CV - 81 from Ontinyent to Bocairent.

Oficinas de turismo:


Active tourism companies
Adventure company
Tourist offices

Be inspired

Are you tired of the hubbub and stress of the city? In the Region of Valéncia, you can disconnect from everything and enjoy nature while staying at one of its many campsites. A varied offer of spots including bungalows and camping pitches where to place the tent or the caravan and spend unparalleled holidays in comfort. Here you are some of the best campsites in the inland areas of the province of Valéncia, in the mountains, next to a lake or a river, you decide.
The Region of Valencia is well known for its pleasant climate and its beautiful golden sand and clean beaches and temperate waters. But in its inland regions host rural areas of great value that are increasingly visited by tourists from all over the world.
The Region of València is well known for the sun and the beach but has many places of interest for the visitor. The inland areas of its three provinces are full of charming villages that are worth visiting, with historic buildings, churches, and castles surrounded by magnificent natural landscapes. Also, many coastal towns have a unique attraction, beyond the typical summer areas.
In the 8th century, the Arabs baptised it as al-Bayda, which means "the White," for the whitish clays of the valley. This region of the interior of Valéncia has more than thirty villages surrounded by mountains, springs, and ravines. But if this region is known for a reason, it is for its textile industry – a long tradition that takes us to the early twentieth century.