This is the most picturesque neighborhood in Crevillente. The village itself is located at the foot of a mountain. The very top is "the calvari" a small humble neighborhood consisting mostly of cave houses, chilly in summer and toasty in the winter, without the help of latest technology. It's funny how in some parts of Spain there are still people living in caves, like thousands of years ago. From the top you can enjoy possibly the best views in town. There's not any viewpoint in particular that you should visit, but there are many places in this small neighborhood that give you a great view. From there you can see the area known as "vega-baja" that marks the southern region of the province of Alicante. It will be a long, steep walk if you decide to go on foot, so I recommend that you go take a car. You won't find any busses or taxis in this area.
El Paraje Natural de El Hondo is located between the towns of Elche and Crevillente, both belonging to the Bajo Vinalopó, south of Valencia, Spain. If the Vinalopó river hasn't run dry, it flows into the lagoons of this park.
Its geographical coordinates are 38 ° 12 'north latitude and 0 °' 42 'west longitude. The park is included in the Ramsar international convention for the protection of wetlands and the European Directive SPAs as Special Protection Area for Birds. It has 2,495 hectares and was declared a National Park by the Generalitat Valenciana on December 12, 1988. If you visit in the wet season, you should birdwatch, as there are many different species as well as many interesting native flora.
I was just finishing my stroll around Crevillente when, while taking my last pictures, a lady excited to see a tourist taking pictures, asked if I had entered the church. I said no, and immediately afterwards she began looking for Pepe, an older man who had keys to the church and (along with another lady) was in charge of taking care of it. He carefully opened the door and turned on the lights. He told me to take as many pictures as I wanted, while he explained the secrets about some of the many altars, floats and tables in church. I was accustomed to the austerity and bans photography and video in many other churches in the region, so I took advantage of the situation. Here are some beautiful photos from inside this large church and an unforgettable time with this friendly man, Pepe.
This is a tiny square which must have been renovated not long ago because I remember that years ago it was old and abandoned. Now, the picturesque building, with its red and white facade, dominates the small square. The square is the junction of several small and narrow streets that are worth walking down. But first you must sit and try one of the fine buns from Alonso's bakery, located in a corner in the basement of an old house.
It's basically the town square. It's where all the old men meet, where the processions start and where the town hall holds all of its events. Here you can see the council members sprucing the place up for the "desfile de cabos" which is like a celebration of the "Moors and Christians" which is held later. Here you can engage in conversation with the people of Crevillente, who are shocked to see foreigners taking pictures of their town. The imposing white facade and the large size of the church gives the square a bit of grandeur.
Impressive Museum with steps of Holy week in Crevillent, many of them of Mariano Benlliure.
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CREVILLENT Holy week Museum: "passion made art"
The dream of several generations of crevillentinos, who see in their Holy week one of the hallmarks of the population, has come true, since the past day, February 19, 2005 opened its doors to the Holy week Museum.
Next to the parish church of Ntra. Sra. De Belén, in the street Corazón de Jesús No. 4, has been built, on an area of 410 m2 modern building, designed by local architects D. Enrique Manchón Ruiz and D. José Antonio Maciá Ruiz where gathered twenty-four of the thirty-two processional steps of the week Santa crevillente distributed between the four floors of exhibition which has the property.
The building of the Museum, financed entirely with local resources, not in vain, in the purchase of the solar and subsequent construction only intervened. The City Hall and the electric cooperative San Francisco de Asis, both of Crevillent, has been granted for a period of 50 years to the Federation of fraternities and sororities manage the Museum and at the same time, the administrative headquarters of the entity cofradiera hostel.
I left the small town of Crevillent and, without knowing which path would take me to the mountains, I knew that it was about 5 miles away, so I had to choose my path wisely. Half an hour later, he had found the right path. Although it was in January it was a rather hot day. The Sun was shining through a layer of high clouds. Soon however, the climate would change, and as I looked to the West, I could see darker clouds crossing my path. I went into the hills, and in 1700, was at the top of the highest. A few drops of rain fell, and I hurried me my way back to Crevillent.
The Angel neighborhood is located north of the city, also known as the Barranquet, a name related to the terrain as it forms what is known as a ravine through the area. Its origin, back in the eighteenth century, was an area of countryside known as the "Canya of Matxa tia", when caves were dug to create living spaces. The neighborhood has always been a poor neighborhood. From the high points of the area you can see much of the Vega Baja del Segura, the city of Elche and Santa Pola and on clear days you can see the sea and a beautiful view of the Sierra de Elche. Since 1902, the neighborhood has had a center point in the chapel of the Holy Guardian Angel, which has a great history. It is interesting to visit it. In the second week of the month of September, it is the local festival. You can find more information on their website. www.santoangeldelaguarda.com
The Archaeological Museum of Crevillente is one of the most amazing places in the city of Alicante. You will be admired by his work because of the way everything is displayed. Everything is very well placed for you to not get lost and this enables you to see the smallest detail of everything. You'll leave feeling wonderful.