Xativa in the La Costera region of the Northern Costa Blanca Spain
Find out more about the area Xativa Valencia Spain and why the La Costera region is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Spain.
All about the area that The On The Hill located in
The house on the hill is in
the La Costera region of the Northern Costa Blanca also known as the Orange Blossom Coast.
This is 45 minutes south of Valencia and 1½ hours
North of Alicante, served by a good network of new roads.
An area of outstanding natural beauty. Mountain views,
scenic valleys and traditional villages.
The Spanish villages
of Barxeta and Lloc nou d'en Fenollet (Lugar Nuevo de
Fenollet) are less than 1 km away, and offer shops and
Xàtiva the monumental town is 3 miles away and
offers a rich historical and artistic heritage. The
Spanish town of Xativa has a Historical castle that
dominates the landscape. Walk around the battlements
for views of Xàtiva with its palaces and squares
and the valleys beyond. Xàtiva has everything from medieval Roman cobbled
streets and markets to vibrant modern shopping areas. There
are many restaurants, cafes and bars to suit every taste
and time of day.
Strategically placed on the gentle slope of the Sierra del Castillo,
surrounded by natural elements that furnish the landscape
with an indescribable beauty. The Vía Augusta,
once passed close to the municipality, and reveals
the important position held by the municipality long
ago in Roman times, preserved today on its own merits
having been declared a historical - artistic site.
Home to the painter José Ribera, The Españoleto
and two Popes from the Borja dynasty, Xátiva’s
importance has stood out over centuries. In the XI
century Europe's first paper mill was installed in
the city – paper made from straw and rice, today
is still known as "Xativi" paper. From the
middle of the XIII century to the beginning of the
XVIII century it was the second city in terms of political
importance and population in the kingdom of Valencia.
As with all important and coveted cities, Xátiva
also had a dark era with the arrival of the Borbone
family with Philip V, after winning at the battle of
Almansa, he ordered the expulsion of the "setabenses" and
to burn the city. In recollection of this insult, the
village preserves a portrait of the monarch hung upside
down in the l'Almodí museum.