Ontinyent

Ontinyent

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An urban nucleus that reminisces of other times, an exceptional natural environment and a warm welcome are some of guarantees that Ontinyent offers to everyone that decides to visit the municipality. It is possible to enjoy a historical centre that has kept impressions of the many cultures that have left their mark, presenting an intimate and calm character. Trips to local exceptional natural sites have the river Clariano as their main protagonist. The locality also offers a wide range of festivities, accompanied by an extraordinary gastronomy at the service of the visitor.


How to get here:
From Valencia: Take A-7 towards Albacete and Alicante by the interior. From Alicante: Take the E-15 to Sant Vicent del Raspeig where you have to take the A-7 exit for Ontinyent. From Gandía: Take the CV-60 to L’Olleria and pick up the A-7. From Madrid: Take the A-3 until Font la Figuera and from there, the CV-660 to Ontinyent. By public transport: - Train: València-Xàtiva-Alcoi - Bus: regular line Autobuses La Concepción from Valencia.
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Los Giants and Bigheads of Ontinyent are a fundamental part of the Corpus Christi and La Purísima fiestas. Twice a year, these peculiar figures take to the streets to dance on the eve of the festivities and in their processions. The rest of the time they can be found in the permanent exhibition at the Palau de la Vila, a historical building located in the centre of the municipality.
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