The village of Alcalalí

The village of Alcalalí is a small village, with about 1300 inhabitants. It is located in the Jalon valley, surrounded by almond, orange and olive trees.

There is an authentic village square with a church and 3 bars/restaurants. There are even more different restaurants just outside the village centre.  On bike-/wandelafstand, in Jalon, Parcent and Orba, there is more catering.

Main sights in Alcalalí are the Torre Medieval (on Saturday to climb, or ask in the townhall), the Iglesia de la Natividad de Nuestra Señora, the Museo Etnológico and the Ermita del Calvari.

Twice a year there is a week-long party. The first time is in February when the almond trees are in bloom.  Then all kinds of markets, walks and fairs are organized. The valley between Alcalalí, Jalon and Parcent is then pink-white coloured and is one of the most beautiful places to walk in between these blossoms.

Around June 25th, the local saint, San Juan de Mosquera, is honored. Then the whole village (including the foreigners) celebrates a week-long celebration. This means fireworks, a harmony that walks through the village and processions where saints are worn through the village. But also with everyone eating at the church square and every night music.

In summer weekends there is music on the village square every Friday and Saturday.

You can find more information on the local tourism Alcalali website. For example this leaflet about ‘ active tourism ‘.