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Of Cultural Interest in Xàtiva

5 of cultural interest in Xàtiva

Of Cultural Interest in Xàtiva
The Fair of Xativa
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Xátiva, more than being just a tourist city because of its monuments, Castle, 25 jet fountain, and many other architectural attractions, is special because every August 15-20th it's where the traditional Fair of Xativa is held. During the fair you can find traditional products (including horse sales), as well as the latest products out on the market. Even though it's really hot at this time of year (everything is arranged with a good refreshment or a good beer at this famous fair in this city.
Of Cultural Interest in Xàtiva
Ex-convent of San Onofre the Nou
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It was built between 1715 and 1721 to replace the former convent, which was called "Vell," and was situated outside the walls and was shot down in the War of Succession. On the facade there opens a framed porch with three arches, a provision that appears to have originated in the porch and was in the square to celebrate the show. The church has a Latin cross with a flat front and is cruising, and has interesting ceramic pictures in the chapel of San Pascual that narrate the passages of his life, and with frescoes depicting saints Franciscans. The cloister is situated on the northern flank and is on two floors and of small dimensions, but works in great harmony and spatial clarity with the rest of the building. After the confiscation this set became part of the municipal property.
Of Cultural Interest in Xàtiva
The Central Botica
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If you go to the square where the Cathedral is situated, and from there continue towards the market, you will pass the old Central Botica, which currently houses the Consumer Bureau. In front of it you can see a monumental altarpiece made of rococo tiles dedicated to the Virgin of the Cathedral. The lower register of the composition shows a view of the walled city, and immediately above, there is a gallery of theologians, viceroys, knights and dignities of religious orders, spread on both sides of allegorical symbols of painters, warriors, sailors and men of letters. On the ground floor of the building you can see shelves and pharmacy jars on display, dating back to nearly a century ago.
Of Cultural Interest in Xàtiva
House of Education
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Built in 1758 by request of the Archbishop of Valencia, Andrés Mayoral, is this school for orphan. At the front there are two lions that frame a prelate shield and inside there is a courtyard with a marble Baroque fountain, and an interesting ladder. For many years the building housed the high school and is recently planned to house the art collections of the Musée de l'Almodí. Adjoining the square which bears the facade of the House of Education is the square of Santa Tecla, which is the name of a defunct church from a 1707 reconquest of the bell tower.
Of Cultural Interest in Xàtiva
The Palau
At the beginning of Archdeacon street, walking up from the Plaza of the Cathedral towards the mountain, the Sede del Arcediano is the building that the locals know because of the Palau. In reality it's the ruins of a more complex construction of a small fourteenth century room that we got to go in. It has four arches and a triforium window of semicircular arches. The front door is big and shows the emblazoned shield with Borja on it three times. The Palace was the headquarters of the archdeacon of Xativa. Palau borders the western side of it and from the hospital's south side the building is destroyed and disfigured, but that's where you'll find the ruins of the Convent and the Church of Santo Domingo.
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