Benifaió

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Benifaió
Municipality
IgSPedro Benifaió.jpg
Coat of arms of Benifaió
Coat of arms
Benifaió is located in Spain
Benifaió
Benifaió
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°17′5″N 0°25′41″W / 39.28472°N 0.42806°W / 39.28472; -0.42806Coordinates: 39°17′5″N 0°25′41″W / 39.28472°N 0.42806°W / 39.28472; -0.42806
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Ribera Alta
Judicial district Carlet
Founded 1250
Government
 • Alcalde Mª Desamparados Arcis Martínez
Area
 • Total 20.1 km2 (7.8 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 12,119
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym Benifaioner, benifaionera (Valencian language)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46450
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website

Benifaió is a municipality in the comarca of Ribera Alta in the Valencian Community, Spain. In the central plaza, it contains a tower built by the Moors

Main sights[edit]

  • Tower of la Plaça: It was part of a defensive structure, palace-castle, the adjoining buildings are also part of the palace of Falcó and the old Town Hall. In 1978 the old Town Hall was demolished being the tower free of three parts. Subsequently it was used as a storehouse, prison, and even a pigeon house. The interior is covered with vaults built with cane sticks and mud. On the first floor, with vault, within the centre of the tower, there is a ladder with high stairs which will rise over the four levels. In the surrounding area there is a set of Gothic tunnels with diaphragmatic arches that are not open for visitors and are likely to be valued [1]

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Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Benifaió is twinned with:

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