Among the most recommended getaways with charm rural tourism in the Valencian Community. A charming accommodation is the best complement to a few days of rest. One of the most recommended getaways to do in the fall is the one that focuses on the visit of the All Saints Fair held in Cocentaina.
This town is located in the province of Alicante, in the Comtat region, and has managed to turn this festival into a cultural event. The festival is celebrated since 1346, when King Pedro II granted this city the privilege of being able to hold a fair.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries changed dates what was a local festivity. In 1795 the date was fixed and it was dedicated to All Saints. In 2012 it was declared a Festival of international tourist interest.
Nearly half a million people travel to Cocentaina every year to not miss any of the activities that are held. From Valencian ball games, equestrian exhibitions and medieval games to gastronomic events, everything is possible in this peculiar festivity.
The medieval market – divided into Arab souk, Jewish quarter and porrat- offers more than two hundred different events in which each tourist can enjoy culture, art and all kinds of creative events. In fact, dance, theater, juggling and the most classic animation complete this part of the party that has become the epicenter of this fair.
Their positions are the necessary skeleton for this event. Agricultural machinery, crafts, gastronomy, animals, typical products and similar become the main protagonists of the part most visited by tourists.
In Cocentaina it is also advisable to visit the Palace of the Counts (Palau Comtal), the archaeological museum or the house museum dedicated to the Moors and Christians. If you are a lover of rural tourism, you should not forget to visit two natural parks of enormous ecological value: the Sierra de Mariola and the Font Roja.
The Comtat area is characterized by the perfect preservation of historic buildings of various kinds and by preserving their traditions in an appropriate manner. The care and attention to the traveler are ideal to leave thinking of returning to such an interesting area of the Valencian Community.
The Fira de Tots Sants (fair of All Saints) is one of the most interesting getaways that can be carried out in the Valencian Community. Book your room in a charming accommodation and get ready to enjoy a party as historical as fun and necessary to better understand the idiosyncrasies of this city.