XATIVA 1-DAY PRIVATE TOUR
*From 129.00 €
The Hidden Gem of Valencian Region
Xativa is a small town about 65 km away from Valencia. It is known as “the city of a thousand fountains”, “the hottest Spanish city” or also “the city of the Borgias”.
This calm and cosy town with narrow streets, fountains, old houses and the Medieval Castle on the top of the hill will not disappoint even the most demanding and experienced tourist.
Xátiva is your typical Spain. Because it is not touristy, not “for sale”. Here you can experience authentic Spanish culture and traditions as they are.
What to discover in Xátiva?
The Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabic and Christian civilisations made this town incredibly interesting to discover. Why is it the hottest city? Why do they call local people “socarrats” (toasted people)? There are many other stories and legends to discover.
Rice dishes: “arroz al forn” (oven-baked rice with meat and vegetables). “Arròs caldós” (rice stew). “Ajos tiernos” – green baby garlic. Arnadí – a dessert made of almonds and pumpkin. Locally crafted beer – “La Socarrada”, strong with rosemary honey or “Er Boquerón” – a soft beer made with seawater.
The city of the Borgias
Xativa is the city where one of the most powerful families of the Renaissance came from. Borgias is the family of two popes. Alfons de Borja (Callixtus III, 1456–1458), and his nephew Roderic de Borja (Alexander VI, 1492–1503).