Tavernes de la Valldigna

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Tavernes de la Valldigna
Municipality
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Tavernes de la Valldigna is located in Spain
Tavernes de la Valldigna
Tavernes de la Valldigna
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°4′20″N 0°15′57″W / 39.07222°N 0.26583°W / 39.07222; -0.26583Coordinates: 39°4′20″N 0°15′57″W / 39.07222°N 0.26583°W / 39.07222; -0.26583
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Safor
Judicial district Sueca
Government
 • Alcalde Jordi Juan Huguet (2011) (Bloc Nacionalista Valencià)
Area
 • Total 49.2 km2 (19.0 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 18,138
 • Density 370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Demonym Valler/a or Tavernenc/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46760
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website

Tavernes de la Valldigna (Valencian pronunciation: [taˈvɛɾnez ðe la vaʎˈdiɡna], Spanish: Tavernes de Valldigna) is a municipality in the Valencian Community, Spain, located in the district of Safor, 54 km far away from Valencia. It is the biggest town in La Valldigna, a horseshoe shape valley bordered by mountains (Iberian and Betic mountains) on the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the east. Tavernes gained a city title in December 1916,[1] by King Alfonso XIII. The mayor is Jordi Juan Huguet.

Nearest cities[edit]

Cullera, Favara, Benifairó de la Valldigna and Xeraco in the province of Valencia.

Geography[edit]

Located in the north-east of la Safor county, it is 56 km far from Valencia, at the east part of the Valldigna valley. On the north the Massalari valley and the Agulles mountains, with two peaks called Les Creus (540 m) and Massalari peak (598 m), on the south part the Mondúver peak is located. The valley has a river called Vaca. The city is located 15 metres over the sea level, and has excellent beaches and touristic mountain routes.

Monuments[edit]

Torre de Guaita

The parish church of Saint Peter is located at the center of the city. We can sand out the façades and the restored sundial.

Close to the main entrance to the beach town is located the Valley Tower, from the 17th century. Its surroundings are now used as a leisure area and it was part of the Mediterranean watchtowers net.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City Title to Tavernes de la Valldigna". 22 December 1916. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 

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