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Coat of arms of Alboraia
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Alboraia is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°30′0″N 0°21′8″W / 39.50000°N 0.35222°W / 39.50000; -0.35222Coordinates: 39°30′0″N 0°21′8″W / 39.50000°N 0.35222°W / 39.50000; -0.35222
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Horta Nord
Judicial district Moncada
 • Alcalde Miguel Chavarria (PSOE)
 • Total 8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 22,174
 • Density 2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Demonym Alborayense, "Chufero/a"
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46120
Official language(s) Spanish, Valencian
Website Official website

Alboraya[1] (Spanish: [alβoˈɾaʝa]) or Alboraia (Valencian: [aɫβoˈɾaja]) is a town and municipality of the province of Valencia, Spain. It is situated very close to the city of Valencia.

Originally a farming community, Alboraia has grown in the last decades following the development of the metropolitan area of Valencia. Better transport connections (including 2 stations of the Valencia metro system : Alboraia-Palmaret and Alboraia-Peris Aragó [1]), urban exodus from the city and foreign immigration have increased the population from 11,267 (1986) to 18,656 (2002 census). Of these 58.84% declared themselves to be Valencian speakers.

In 1994, 45.8% worked in the service sector, 33% in industry, 16.7% in agriculture and 3.60% in construction.

In the elections of May 2011, the People's Party (PP) lost their absolute majority, as they fell from 11 to 8 council seats. The remaining seats were won by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) (5), Unión Popular de Alboraya (3), Coalició Compromís (3) and Ciudadanos por Alboraya (Citizens for Alboraya) (2)[2] Subsequently a coalition of everyone but the PP was formed, with Miguel Chavarria becoming the first PSOE Mayor since 1999.[3]

Traditional crops are based on irrigated, intensive farming. Especially important are the tiger nuts (Spanish: Chufas; Valencian: Xufes), which are used to produce the world famous horchata, a popular refreshment. The town has many orxateries – bars in which to relax and chill out while having an horchata in the hot Valencian summers.

The Valencian fantasy writer Laura Gallego García lives in Alboraya.


The town still preserves large open fields, with intensive crops that are the essential richness that this land has always had. As the years pass, the extension of farmland is shrinking due to urban pressure. The designation of the city of Valencia as host city for the 2007 America's Cup has been a major development for the land which the tertiary sector in the municipality of Alboraya, due to its proximity to the future race, the availability of a port Active Sports and the current status of its three industrial parks that have resulted in an approximate percentage of 75% of the teams sailors have set their bases of operations for the sports event in this population.

However, since there are such large areas of irrigation, the municipality is divided into eight parts: Calvet, Desamparados, Mar, Masamardá, Masquefa, Miracle, Savoy and Vera.

Alboraya is connected to the rest of the Valencian metropolitan area by Line 3 of the Valencia Metro with two stations called Alboraya and Palmaret and Line 70 of the Municipal Transport Company of Valencia, EMT, in Patacona provides buses on Line 31 of the EMT bus company. The future Line 10 of the Valencia Metro will connect the Port Saplaya area to Valencia port.

The Council offers the people a local bus service, which runs through the villages of Alboraya, linking the village with Port Saplaya and Patacona seven days a week, with a frequency of one bus every hour.

Neighbouring towns[edit]

Alboraya is bordered by Almàssera to the northwest by Meliana to the north, by Tavernes Blanques to the west, Valencia city to the south and the Mediterranean Sea to the east. All in the province of Valencia.


Alquería Muslim King James I of Aragon gave the bishop of Huesca, Canyelles Vidal. Teresa Gil de Vidaura, managed the property through a land swap with the bishop, to which add to the heritage of James Jericho, and his son King James II of Aragon. In the year 1331, passed into the hands of Gilberto Zanoguera [1], who founded the lordship of Alboraya. During the 15th century, was held by the Crown. At the end, is the outback of Rafelterras.

The church was built in the 15th century under the advocation of St. Mary. Along the Barranco de Carraixet won a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Desamparados, its first building dates from 1414 and was ordered built by the General Council of Valencia the year 1400 for that to consecrate a cemetery where the executed were buried and the disadvantaged. The present building is new.

The main activity is agriculture, and the most important crop is the plug, which has become popular in the Alboraya horchata.

The year 1646 population census provides a calculation of 88 houses; Cavanilles population figure, the year 1794, in 560 neighbors in the mid-19th century the number of points Madoz 3301 inhabitants; Sanchís Sivera, 1922 given notice of 4265.


The population has grown considerably: in 1986 there were 11,267 people, and by 2002 the figure had risen to 18,656, of which, 58.84% reported in the 2001 census that they knew about Valencia . It has a population of 22,174 inhabitants according to (INE 2008).

Demographic trends
1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1981 1991 2000 2005 2008
4.700 4.807 5.712 6.124 6.749 6.885 8.073 9.126 10.727 11.687 16.943 20.514 22.174


Economic activity in the population is distributed as follows (1994 data): 45.80% work in the service sector, 33% in industry, 16.70% in agriculture, and finally, 3.60% in construction.

Arts and architecture[edit]

Alboraya still taste typical of people in an important part of the town, with the addition may also have a coastline of nearly four miles long, with two cores or residential neighborhoods separated by the mouth of the Barranco del Carraixet: Port Saplaya y Patacona. The first has a marina that offers the possibility of having the boat in the same door, in a residential complex and walk characterized by the warm ochres and temples, the Blue and pale pink, traditionally used in the painting of housing and the second born of the space occupied by a former paper mill buildings and adjoining first and second home, both areas with excellent beaches.

From its monuments include the church parish of the Assumption of Our Lady (18th century) with the home abbey formed a block. The people of Alboraya has other shrines such as the Christ of the Holy Souls in Mas Vilanova disappeared, the shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Rectoret) in the house of the Rector, the hermitage of Santa Barbara (recently restored ) in the neighborhood of the same name, the chapel of San Cristobal near the industrial estate and at the mouth of the Barranco del Carraixet the chapel of the Miracle of the fish. All of them are guarding an important historical and artistic heritage, rich in sculptures, paintings, retablos, pottery.

The architecture of Alboraya displayed by modern townhouses late 19th and early 20th century and the farm houses and Moorish garden (Alquería El Machistre, where the museum is located in the plug and the Chufa ), testimony of a remote past, dotted with small ceramic home devotional altarpieces. It should be noted the "Puente del Moro" 5m wide by 8 long, that saved the Canal de Vera, and now can be seen in the gardens of the Paseo de Aragon, the Casa del Conde de Zanoguera [2] in the middle of the village square.


Temple .- Parish Church of the Assumption of Our Lady of Alboraya of the 18th century. In 1240 already appears in the archives of the Cathedral of Valencia, Baroque and medieval origin, together with the Abbey House, form a block. The facade is brick, with the bell tower on the right. On the inside there are three naves with side chapels.

The right of the San Roque and dedicated to the Virgen del Carmen, next to San Pancrazio and the Virgin of the Rosary, then the recumbent Virgin and the Virgin of the Rosary, then San Cristóbal (Alboraya pattern) and San Cucufate or Cucufate, followed by St. Francis of Assisi, and cruise the Blessed Christ of Providence, with images of the Virgin and San Juan (donation to the church of the Patriarch and Bishop of Valencia, San Juan de Ribera).

At the bottom and inside the chapel of the Communion, is the tabernacle, and in the niche, the image of the Immaculate. This chapel is decorated with paintings by Peris Aragó representing biblical scenes as the Annunciation, The Road to Emmaus, the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, The Coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles and the Virgin Mary, the Flight into Egypt and Presentation Child of the Father.

In the nave on the left, at first is a capillary lined a splendid mosaic, where there is the step-throne of the Custody, several banners and / or flags Easter, back to the Chapel of the Miracle, with paintings wall, where they can see the chest (original) and the Holy Chalice (copy) were used in 1348, occurred the miracle of fish and a side door into the street. Continuing in the first term is the Chapel of the Virgen de los Desamparados, with an image of the Child Jesus and of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Vincent Martyr, and then the altar dedicated to San Miguel, with three paintings: two to the Blessed Sunday Alboraya of Amparo Carbonell and Sister, and the Virgen del Pilar, to get back to the cruise and find the Heart of Jesus, with a picture of Santa Teresa.

Already in the central nave is barrel half round, welcoming all banks for the faithful. In the background is the presbytery marble from Alicante, as well as the altarpiece of the high altar on the remaining four steps, which is devoted in the central niche of the patroness, Our Lady of the Assumption and on it one of the bas Holy Trinity and two lateral niches, one dedicated to San Pedro (the left) and the right to St. Paul, and underneath, a plaque with the picture of the "Miracle." The windows of the canyon, as well as the return of the dome or cupola is decorated with stained glass, made by local artist Juan Mari Ros. The dome of the Apostles and the Canyon, with motives Marian. And behind the altar, is the Sacristy, with the Abbey on the left, complete the block, located in Plaza de la Constitution.


  • Chapel of the Miracle of the tree fish is placed in the mouth of the Barranco del Carraixet, High Gothic, shows façade divided into three sections, with lancet windows and a roof-water on the right side you can see a panel ceramic with reference to the miracle allegedly occurred in July 1348 in this same place, only body with the sacristy and the choir behind the top of the door with a large recreational area.
  • Ermita de San Cristobal in the middle of orchards, among the industrial and Barranco del Carraixet of single body and behind the sacristy and the choir above the door.
  • Ermita del Cristo de Vilanova or of Souls, Hermitage in the middle of the garden, the farmhouse missing Vilanova, stress transfer in the Via Crucis by Huerta of penitential Alboraya at Holy Temple Church on Monday, only one body and vestry to the right, with a wooded site for recreation.
  • Ermita de Santa Barbara Chapel in the parish of the same name in full garden, single body behind the sacristy, located within the District.
  • Ermita de San Andrés or Sacred Heart Chapel of small privately owned (known as the Rectoret) in the house of the Rector, garden in full, without religion.


  • Chapel of the College of the Marianists in the College of Saint Mary (Mariana), at the entrance to Alboraya behind the Horchateria Daniel.
  • Chapel Saplaya in a low building of the lighthouse, next to a passage that connects the street with the interior of moorings.


Easter / "Semana Santa"[edit]

Local Guilds of Holy Week, founded in 1975.

The Local Guilds Easter forming in 2008, ten fraternities in order of passion

  • Brotherhood of prayer in the Garden Habit: black tunica, green layer, black capirote founded on 18 February 1977, procession passing the appearance of the Angel Jesus in the Garden of Olives, near the sleeping figures of St. Paul, St. James and?.
  • Brotherhood of Sorrows Habit: tunica (7 colors), black layer, black capirote, founded in 1985, being the only solo female Brotherhood, procession passing the Virgin of the same name.
  • Brotherhood of the Holy Face Habit: Blue tunica, blue – gray layer, white capirote, founded in 1985, the passage of processions charged Jesus with the cross next to Veronica and Cirineo Board procession and turned to Jesus.
  • Brotherhood of Blood Purísima Habit: scarlet red tunica, white layer, scarlet red capirote, founded in 1954, an allegory processions, presiding over the passage of the Christ Animas, having an angel on your right to collect the blood in a chalice of his left side and an angelic bear the shield of Hdad.
  • Penitential Brotherhood of the Holy Christ of Forgiveness Habit: the habit of a monk, founded in 2006, processions over the same name, who chairs the cemetery chapel.
  • Hermandad del Cristo de la Providencia Vesta: red tunica, black layer, red capirote, founded in 1930, the passage of processions cristo the same name next to the figures of the Virgin and San Juan.
  • Brotherhood and the Vera Cruz Habit: electric blue tunica, golden layer and executioner gold, founded in 2008, the passage of processions Vera Cruz, who formerly led the Romans.
  • Hermandad de la Piedad Habit: gray tunica, dark gray layer, light gray capirote, founded in 1977, processions over the same name, a copy of Michelangelo.
  • Corporation Grenadier Habit: Napoleonic soldier outfit, founded in 1928, step procession of the Virgin of Solitude under canopy.
  • Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher Habit: red tunica, white layer, white capirote, founded in 1954, coming from the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, 1884, processions over the same name.

Cofradías Parish[edit]

  • San Roque, popular processions in the Festivities.

-. Born in Montpellier, France and was a pilgrim who traveled to Rome. He toured Italy and devoted himself to heal all people infected with the plague and died in honor of sainthood. Her dating life that we most certainly from the middle of the 14th century and his death was most likely in Voghera, despite the assumption of Montpellier. -. Venice from the cult spread to the Germanic world and the Netherlands. In 1477, during another epidemic of plague, was founded in Venice in a guild that his honor was dedicated to hosting plague patients and which was known as Confraternita or Scuole di San Rocco. The group promoted the devotion to the holy building chapels and reception centers throughout Italy. One of the most famous churches are dedicated to this saint is in Paris, near the Louvre, the building became Louis XIV in 1563. Throughout Europe and even Latin America are planted with temples dedicated to him.

  • Rosario, mixed.
  • San Cristóbal, consisting clavarios and clavariesas elected annually. Festivities in the procession.
  • San Francisco, Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi.
  • Minerva, twelve men, procession within the church.
  • Red Sail, composed of women.
  • Blanca Vela / Day, composed of men, the procession Combregar d'Impedits within the church.
  • Candle Night, mixed.

Culture and education[edit]

Famous people[edit]

  • Mr. Juan Baptista Basset and Ramos (Alboraya, 1654 – Segovia, 1725).

Who led the military rebellion against Philip V Valencia during the war of succession to the front of the "Maulets".

  • Mr. Vicente Coret, clarinetist.

He became director of the Music Conservatory of Geneva.

  • Mr. Cristóbal Peris Coret and Doctor of Theology and was priest (1682 to 1760).

He taught Latin in Valencia and was benefited from the parish of Saint Martin. Works such as Dialogues of the left Docto Luis Vives, etc.

  • Dominican Father Mr. Luis Navarro (1788 to 1846).

Professor of philosophy at the convent of San Onofre, founded the Society Ateneo Musical del Puerto, was the first parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary. During the French invasion was banished to France for having tried to lift the national spirit against the invader.

  • The painter Mr. Cristóbal Valero (Alboraya – 1789).

Study philosophy, but was trained as a painter with Evaristo Muñoz. He traveled to Rome to study under Sebastiano Conca, was one of the founders of the Academy of Fine Arts in Valencia, under the advocation of Santa Barbara, where he became director. On his return he became a priest. In 1754 presented his work advising Mentor Telémaco before his fight with Adrasto kept in the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid and is a curious note of the mannerisms of the painting of the time, in the Academy of San Fernando was a member fee in 1762 and in 1768 he was director of the Academia de San Carlos de Valencia. Some of his paintings are in the churches of Valencia, in the Archbishop's Palace in the same town there are several portraits of prelates, while the Museum in Madrid has two scenes of 'Don Quixote' by him.

  • Mr. Miguel Alemany Calasanz "Micalet the Llum (Alboraya, 1926).

Occupation painter, working in the old firm Gardy, where electrical components are designed and made especially electrician. In the past several siblings. Married to Rosa Julve, raised his son Miguel Angel, the only son of the family. In 1954, for their faith, together with other men founded the Brotherhood of the Holy Week Purísima Blood, which in 2005 made her Golden Jubilee man of great memory and easy to pen, writes and has festive clavariesas, rhymes used in each party touch, wrote in the People's Daily, was official chronicler of the Board of Easter.

  • Mr. Julio Just Gimeno (1894 Alboraya – Port Vendres (France) 1976).

Deputy for Valencia in 1931 by the Radical Republican Party and in 1936 by Republican Left. During the Second Republic Minister of Public Works (1936–1937), Minister of Defense and Interior (1947), Minister of the Interior (1947–1949), Minister of Action and internal exile (1951–1960), Vice President and Minister of Interior and Emigration (1960–1962) and Immigration and Minister of Interior (1962 to 1976). Exiled in France during the German occupation, was imprisoned and interned in a concentration camp. He was a translator in the international organizations under the UN.

He played defense and was the first team Alboraya UD formed in the quarry of Valencia CF in the first team debut a few days before turning eighteen years (5 December 1982, Giner ended the 1994–1995 season are expected Real Sporting de Gijón discrete where he played two seasons. Once committed to the Asturian club 33 years and already accepted an offer from the second division Hercules CF where neither gave a good performance, finally signed for Second Division Levante UD B. He retired as a player becoming part of the technical staff. It was the Spanish international in eleven occasions.

  • Ms. Rosana Pastor (Alboraya, 7 August 1960).

Eminent actress of international status. He studied at the School of Dramatic Arts in Valencia. Apart from its extensive film and television career, he has also triumphed in the theater, with works such as "La pell in flames" (Barcelona 2005). Has won the Goya in 1995 for his work in Tierra y Libertad, which constituted its international backing. It also won the Goya for Best Actress for her performance in "Juana La Loca." From his extensive filmography, though it has acted on the orders of directors of the stature of Bellmunt, Bigas Luna, Ken Loach, among others.

  • Ms. Remedios Ros Frechina

Alborayense figure in the theater. In a book explaining his experiences of the principles and Alboraya half of the 20th century.

  • And brothers Jose and Enrique Gimeno.

Founded the first of horchatería Alboraya Gimeno the chocolate factory, in the street Cabañal now vanished.

  • Mr. Enrique Mestre (Albopraya 1936)

World-renowned modern artist, and member of the International Academy of Ceramics, based in Geneva, Switzerland. In their study, in the middle of the orchard Alboraya, Valencia, built ceramic sculptures steadily for many years.

  • The treble Ms. Clarita Panach

Was devoted to the lyric theater with great success belonged to the company of Tomás Ros Zarzuelas, sang along with Paul Gorge.

  • Mr. José Peris Aragó, was an excellent painter, illustrator and poster designer, (Alboraya on 21 August 1907 to 2003).

He studied at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia, where he earned several academic awards. Segorbe in 1982 made a presentation, the city makes it a tribute and dedicated a street in 1993, the Circle of Fine Arts awarded him the Medal of Merit for his life devoted to art, and in 1994 the City Council declares Alboraya Son. The House of Culture Alboraya bears his name.

  • Mr. Daniel Tortajada "the horchatero" ( "l'orxater)

He was the president of the Guild of Horchateros (Association d'orxaters) and a driver of horchata to drink typical Alboraya, who died in 2001, the City would dedicate an Avenina where no housing or in commercial correspondence and receives a stone to his memory, declaring son in 2002, this street is near the City of Sport. He opened his first store in 1960 at his home in the Miracle Street helped by his wife Carmen and then open the present in 1979. In 1982 along with other horchateros created from the Designation of Origin plug Valencia and related to the plug, and horchata fartones and the Guild Horchateros and Polo Fartones, devised and created the figure of the patron saint of Horchateros, Our Lady of Huerta and day of the Horchata in Festivities, where at 12 noon horchata is distributed to passersby and bystanders, and unintentionally became a symbol in the world of Valencian horchata Composer Manolo Berne devoted a pasodoble.

  • Alborayense though not by birth, is adopted. Professor of History of Law and President of the Constitutional Court Mr. Francisco Tomás y Valiente (Valencia 8 December 1932 – 14 February 1996 (murdered by ETA in his office at the Autonomous University of Madrid).

Maintained a close relationship with Alboraya since 1957, becoming a true ambassador of our people, who loved her. Their simplicity and humanity, his willingness to dialogue, a willingness to listen and their burden intellectual, he gained the respect and consideration for their neighbors, so when his murder, alborayenses, the Consistory at its head, devoted a[clarification needed] especially in the village as a permanent tribute to his memory: the square, headed by a monolith, bears his name: Francisco Tomas y Valiente. Law Degree in 1955, two years later defended it in his doctoral thesis, obtained the qualification of the Summa Cum Laude and Honors Doctorate in 1964 won by opposition the Chair of History of Law, University of La Laguna, moving in October of that year at the University of Salamanca, where he remained until November 1980, which became part of the Autonomous University of Madrid, in early 1980 had come into the situation of special leave as a professor, being named Judge of the Constitutional Court, eight years earlier, in 1972, he joined as a member of the International Institute of History of Indian Law (Latin American), was the National History Award in 1991 for the book "The Elizabethan era and the term revolutionary," Academic Number of the Royal Academy of History since 1985, and Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Salamanca in 1995.


  • Institute of Secondary Education Ntra. Señora Assumption, Pius XII, in the street Pintor Valero, 2–4.
  • The Institute for Secondary Education Patacones in the street novelist Blasco Ibañez, 1.
  • Public School Early Childhood Education and Primary Ausias March, in the street Pintor Valero, 7.
  • Public School Early Childhood Education and Primary Cervantes, in the street Father Luis Navarro, 5.
  • School Santa Maria Marianists (nursery, primary and secondary), in the street Maestro Serrano, 2
  • Alboraya School of Music, in the street Miracle, 10.


The calendar holiday Alboraya is one of the most comprehensive in the region of La Huerta Norte. The streets, neighborhoods and bring their special shrines dedicated to their festive celebrations private devotions.


The Fallas are held in Alboraya as in Valencia. There are 7 local organising committees:

  • Calvet Falla, adult and child
  • Miracle Falla, Child
  • Palmaret Falla, adult and child
  • Falla of the People, adults and children
  • Rey Don Jaime Falla, adults and children


Port Saplaya Falla, adults and children Patacona and Falla of the Camino de Vera, adults and children in Patacona

Semana Santa[edit]

They are known and admired throughout the region of Holy Week processions and the Procession of the Palms of Palm Sunday, the official events Thursday and Friday, the highlight of the Via Crucis of Alboraya Huerta, Monday Holy Christ, carrying the souls from his hermitage in the middle of Huerta to the church and the Holy Encounter Sunday.

Pasacalle San Cristóbal[edit]

The "San Cristóbal Pasacalle" is the first weekend in May, leaving the parish in step-throne on Saturday night address to your shrine and returning the following day, the passacaglia The heads of some triggers salvoes (who during the tour, lit one after another), followed by the people, step-throne, the clavarios and banda music, as a festive event, the throne-made walks movement not seen in other processions, as the reverse and return to the roundabouts. The various houses, homes, businesses and factories that have the taste, a particular castle lit fireworks to step on their side of the saint.

Feast of the "Miracle fish"[edit]

Fiesta celebration, which has its origin by the year 1348, where Almácera was, as the name says, an oil mill within an Alboraya, workers were building houses next to she and the rainy month of June of that year, the priest, went to two communions for the sick and the conversion of a Muslim and Moorish Almácera and when he went to cross the bridge over the gorge of Carraixet (now step rail ), a wave, it pulls your ass to gorge it forms the water fall, the next day, on the confluence of the cliff with the sea with some fish hosts in the mouth, in a position to return. Where the priest fell reminder there is a monolith and in the vicinity of the mouth of the ravine a hermitage. Over time it grew and Almácera asked unsuccessfully Alboraya segregation.

And in this story, as there is in others, a controversial, if the priest would come or if it would Almacera had three came from and whether Almacera, had two. In the shield of the people and at the door of the church Alboraya and three fish in two of Almacera.

The festival is held on Whit Monday in the chapel of the "Miracle of the fish" ( "Miracle Peixets dels) cooficiando Mass and the priests of Almácera Alboraya.

Around the building is fitted with a flea market and the City makes a giant paella for the people there are individuals who make it their own. Schoolchildren do not have class and some shops and factories are usually closed in the afternoon.

The Bonfires of San Juan[edit]

24 June celebrates the Bonfires of San Juan starting with them, the cycle of the summer holiday. Alboraya in groups of friends are those along the beach bonfires individuals perform, and highlight those that are opposite the Chapel of the Fishes, where celebrations are held several playgrounds.

Patronals Festivities[edit]

Alboraya festivals are known throughout the region and have many people come from nearby towns. Begin the first weekend of July and extending throughout the following week, several activities take place largely religious, cultural and playful.

By Papal dispensation, Alboraya celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi out of the eighth, including the Sunday before 10 July, the feast of St. Christopher, patron saint of the town.

Some of the festivals are organized and a great fun fair food, with the presence of cultural groups of the population, since 1995, the municipality has a booth with a light metal, water, tables and chairs, party beverage companies furniture and cultural group, the rest of the furniture, materials and staff and for the duration of the celebrations, the booths are converted into "bars" where people stroll and feel the fresh for dinner.

These summer festivals are the result of the merger of several local festivals festive fun in one week, as where the religious processions of Corpus Christi, San Roc (with the blessing of the candle and roll) of the Virgin of the Assumption of San Cristobal where after they are blessed mass cars, vans, motorcycles, bicycles, ..., the feast of San Isidro Labrador in the afternoon and animals are blessed, together with civil acts as a day dedicated to the biggest concerts, fairground, sports competitions, the traditional "Trophy Galocha, Vaquetes" bull and stroke, the day of horchata, Moors and Christians parades, exhibitions, cultural activities and traditions. The engagement of the seaman's district of Port Saplaya Our Lady of Mount Caramel.

Feast of the Holy Christ of Providence[edit]

6 August celebrates the Lord's tranfiguración in Alboraya by devotion to the Blessed Christ of Providence, and the protagonists clavarios the solemn Mass and the procession then dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament of Christ Providence. As a story, to run at the beginning of August and found most of the people outside (Vacation), this day, 6 August, again for all the people attending the procession which confirms the great devotion to Christ Providence.

Feast of the Blessed Christ of Souls[edit]

It is held the following Sunday at tranfiguración of the Lord in their chapel, the road of the Sea

Port Saplaya Fiestas of the Virgen del Carmen[edit]

Is held in mid-July for a weekend, in honor of the Virgen del Carmen. With photo contest, children's art, cooking workshops, a giant paella, children's games, racing stewards, music at night ... and ends with Mass at the Virgen del Carmen procession Marinera and later in his honor.

"Quintos" in San Miguel[edit]

Since the introduction of compulsory military service, the youth of this town, before turning up, celebrating some loose heifers, the weekend of September, in a part of the town . Since the end of the 90s, the military servivio no longer required to become professional. However tradition continued and young people should join, Taurine Committees are organized to follow the conclusion of the festival year after year.

Feast of the Orchad Virgin[edit]

The last Sunday of October is celebrated by the Guild Horchateros the day of its patron saint, La Virgen de la Huerta, with a Mass in the parish and sharing horchata, since 2006 the latter weekend in October the City celebrates the International Day for the two days with Horchata Market Valenciano (medieval), cultural events and street.

Autumn Festival[edit]

The fall festivals, such as the beach area of La Patacones.

Fiestas Santa Cecilia[edit]

The days of celebrations around 22 November, the Musical Society performs Alboraya to this saint, patroness of music. Among others, proclaiming the new muse of music Alboraya are music workshops, include the collection of new students that join the various groups that have this Society and the performance of different groups (giving a great importance to the final Mass last Sunday and held a solidarity lunch the same day)


Highlights are:

  • the local paella made with rice, beans and turnips (arròs amb naps fesols i);
  • baked rice (arròs forn);
  • rice with spinach;
  • ox-liver paella (paella fetge);
  • spicy snails (avellanencs).

Local desserts include the fartón and the so-called "Christian cake" (escudella).

Sweet Crown of Alboraya[edit]

This specialty pastry, which is in the form of a circle (crown), is produced by thin layers of cake being interspersed with almond cream. It is coated with beaten egg-white (Merenge) and decorated on top with candied fruits. Sweet Crowns are eaten as dessert with coffee.


Alboraya is known as "the cradle of horchata" and "the spring of horchata" because of its cultivation and processing of Cyperus esculentus, commonly known as sedge hazelnut or tigernut. This herbaceous plant produces edible tubers known as plugs, which, when crushed, produce a sweet white juice called horchata.

Alboraya is known all over the world for producing the best horchata drink.



The Municipal Sports School Chess Alboraya (governed by the Club of Jaques Rafa Bayarri Alboraya) is one of the most prestigious level of autonomy.


Alboraya has several basketball teams. NBA and was named the flag of the City of Sport, New Alboraya Basket.


Peña Alboraya cyclists, based in the City of sport.


In the city of sport.


Enjoy your sport just a few months a year, the Ski Club of Alboraya, is one of the most decorated of the Community.


In front of the old street Padre Luis Navarro, a Racquetball Club in this town since 1988. In these years most of the time to militancy in 2nd division and 7 years ago to get the first achievement is the promotion to the 1st division provincial. The 2006/2007 season with a team of players from our people get to be No. 1 League and promotion to Division Honor.


Alboraya has two schools of football, Patacones and C.F. Currently Alboraya UD's school has a total of 30 teams are up to the cadet class at the highest level, while that of CF Patacones 3 teams has since started its journey in 2008.

The Alboraya U.D. Players often make the selection of Valencia every year and some of them have had the opportunity to sign for 1st division teams like RCD Espanyol in Barcelona, Villarreal C.F. and Valencia C.F. It has also signed an agreement with the English team, Sheffield United FC.

On the other hand, it has quality facilities with an 11 a side football field and two other soccer 7, all of them on artificial turf.

The first team of UD Alboraya, together with Jose Manuel Giménez, achieved promotion to the Regional Preferente and is conducting a campaign in the 1st Regional. The junior team, coached by Pepe Hurtado, has recently achieved the championship and promotion to National Youth League.


Futsal Club Alboraya is one of the sports clubs of people with longer follow-up. The greatest successes are in the 2004 season, where the first team was National runner-A, a single position to achieve promotion to the silver division. The coach was Jose Escriche.

That same year, the youth side headed by Ricardo Iñiguez Calabuig was ranked third in the National Youth League.

The following year, the economic difficulties caused by the limited support of the council in this sport, made the two teams who disappeared more representative: the first team fell to the Provincial Junior B and a first Provincial.

However, after two seasons to occupy the square Alboraya Nacional B Valencia Armiñana the FS, the Board Alboraya Football Club has returned to participate fully in the National B with a team of former components of the club.

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Based in the city of sport, has an Alboraya Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.


Based in the city of sport, has an Alboraya Karate Club, Karate Club Alboraia. It has qualified teachers to black belt 5th dan, Karate-Do experts, Kobudo and Tai-Jitsu. It is the only club in the Shito-Ryu school in Valencia, but has experts in Kyokushinkai, Shotokan and Goju-Ryu. From the top to the top was harvested trinufos as the 2nd and 3rd place of John A. Sanchez in a World Games, champions of Europe as: Ezequiel Martinez, and Daniel Ramón Cape Catalan and national champions as Cobaleda Juanma y M ª Pilar Melado. He currently manages a program of Okinawa Kobudo expert of Valencia.


Headquartered in the Municipal Sports Complex Patacones, a club paddle.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alboraya is the name used (as of 2006) by the [[Instituo Nacional de Estadística (Spain)|]]
  2. ^ Dades electorals detallades de les Eleccions Locals 2011, ARGOS, accessed 4 December 2012
  3. ^ El Bloc se hace con la alcaldía de Burjassot, Levante-EMV, 11 June 2011, accessed 4 December 2012

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