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Ayora.iglesia de Santa María la Mayor.jpg
Coat of arms of Ayora
Coat of arms
Ayora is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°3′30″N 1°3′26″W / 39.05833°N 1.05722°W / 39.05833; -1.05722Coordinates: 39°3′30″N 1°3′26″W / 39.05833°N 1.05722°W / 39.05833; -1.05722
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Valle de Ayora
Judicial district Requena
 • Alcalde Manuel López Gavidia (2007) (PSOE)
 • Total 446.6 km2 (172.4 sq mi)
Elevation 641 m (2,103 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total 5,311
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ayorenses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46620
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Ayora (Catalan: Aiora) is a municipality in the comarca of Valle de Ayora in the Valencian Community, Spain. It lies in the inland part of the Valencian Community on the border of the provinces of Albacete and Alicante.

The Valley of Ayora runs between the mountain ranges of Sierra Palomera and Mugrón to the west, and Cortes de Pallás and the Caroig Peak. Its landscape consists of numerous forest tracks crossing the valleys and bordering the mountains. It contains a number of tourist attractions: the Cave of Don Juan, the Ayora Castle, the Parish church of Our Lady of the Ascension, Hermitages, the Iberian town of the Castellar of Meca, Cave paintings (Cave La Vieja), La Hunde and the rivers Cabriel and Júcar. The region contains a rich variety of fauna and flora and resembles a typical landscape of inland Mediterranean zones.


The gastronomy of Ayora include Gazpacho Ayorino, a local variety of gazpacho and local paellas which consist of a combination of a variety of seafood and animal meat such as chicken or rabbit.

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