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Villajoyosa, Spain

A pinturesque, Mediterranean-style fishing town full of delights that are certain to charm its visitors

Villajoyosa

A colorful fishing town with a chocolate-making tradition

We recommend doing some sightseeing in Villajoyosa. Walk around the streets with colourful, painted houses and wander though the walled old town.

Church of the Assumption

Church of the Assumption

We recomment to visit the Gothic and Renaissance-style Church of the Asunción, the ruins of the castle, and the Allon Roman thermal baths. You can also strong along the town´s various charming beaches or do something hiking around the Mallardite Sanctuary.

Marina of Villajoyosa

Marina of Villajoyosa

Not to be missed is a visit to the Sailing Club, walk around it and take a look for the fish auction, Lonja de Villajoyosa, in one of the most traditional fishing port in the Valencian Community.

Chocolate Museum

Chocolate Museum

Villajoyosa has a variety of museums to satisfy the curiosity of any visitor, such as the Barbera dels Aragones House Museum, the Vilamuseu, which houses a large archaeological, ethnographic and paleontological collection, and the Chocolate Museum (offering guided visits), a major attraction owing to the town´s chocolate-making tradiction which dates back to the 17yh and 18th centuries.

El Bou Ferrer

El Bou Ferrer, culture under the sea

The largest Roman ship in excavation in the whole of the Mediterranean, sunk in the 1st century AD at a depth of over 25 metres off the coast of Villajoyosa loaded with thousands of amphorae which had contained fish sauce.

It is now possible to visit the wreck in organised groups. A unique experience off the coast of La Vila.

Villajoyosa's Moors and Christians festival

Villajoyosa's Moors and Christians festival

Declared a Festival of International Tourism Interest, the Town´s Moors and Christians festival attracts thousands of tourists to Villajoyosa each year from24 to 31 July. Visitors can enjoy the festive atmosphere, admire the colourful, unique parades and watch the re-enactment of the Desembarc (disembarkment) of the Moors on the beach, for which the town is famous.

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