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I. ALZIRA IN A DAY
We suggest as a starting point of our journey as a traveler you start it in the call park Saudi Arabia. Set it to the top of the avenue Luis Sufier, will allow us to observe the immediacy of Xuquer (Júcar), river that formerly surrounded Alyazirat, and behold a 255 m walled walls and turrets, restored 1973, grounds of the former Islamic. From this point we can locate against the Guardia Civil barracks a Gothic pointed arch, relic of the demolished church of Santa Maria. A diagonal that once linking the two stone bridges crossing made possible Vila opens today. Make it the streets of St. Mary Majors, Santa Llúcia, Sant Roc, y Santa Catalina.
The Vila, currently in disrepair by the recent floods 1982 and 1987, welcomed from the walled urban core of greater excellence and personality of the city. The passer can discover facades typical rural houses and modernist historiacismo samples linked to the landed gentry. We suggest you stand in front of two doors: the of the former convent of them and the number Llúcies 29 calle Sant Roc. The first, that led to the original hospital Alzira, is linked to the magnanimity of patrons Pere Esplugues. From the Renaissance façade would note the barred shield Vila; second, the harmony of its segments. Of the other numerous ceramic pictures times (patronímicas Stations of the Cross), Few remain from 1882. Arrive at the double Replaces the Carbo-Suffrage and Casassús, it will allow us to see in all its magneficiencia the Hall of Alzira. Built between the years 1547 and 1603, acoje crackled in his noble Gothic elements, Renaissance and Baroque. We suggest a quick visit inside, which largely include the Noble Hall and the Municipal Archives. The Lounge, located on the first floor, houses a varied collection of works of art.
Altarpiece of San Silvestre dating from 1597 Vincent painted by Requena and accurately restored 1992. Accompanying this piece first order, Gothic Circle Apostolate master Villahermosa, and various canvases that comprise the path ontologically Alzireño Teodor Andreu Sentamans. A monument “Immaculate”, extinct from the convent of Santa Barbara, It is the best piece of sculpture. In the Plaza de Santa Catalina , in front of the monument to the constitution, old memorial remodeled Leonardo Borras, Baroque facade of the eponymous temple rises to the square. This property, of eclectic architecture, Gothic meets certain harmony strokes, Renaissance and Baroque. Preserved for coastal, documented according to historical tradition, in bronze-sculptures, the relics of the Saracen brothers Sant Bernat, Mary and Grace, patrons of the city. Attached to the front that falls to the squares of Suffrage-Carbó, striking, by its equilibrium risky, The belfry tower of the Temple. Walking the last mile of the carrer Major, access the Patron Saints Avenue to get to an island, in which subsist edículos of the former bridge of Sant Bernat. They fall into two casilicios crowned by sculptures of male and female invocations, San Bernat, Mary and Grace. Raised in 1717 by the canons Jaume Cervera and Nicolau Bas, were carved, from the designs of Leonardo July Capuz, by Francisco Vergara Vell. Ruined in 1936, Antoni Ballester remodeled lost or mutilated sculptures, that would be carved in the workshop of Elies Cuñat.
If we continue our journey on foot, You can see the kiosk section of the Plaza Mayor, executed in the workshop of X. Claur, which has resulted in ceramic iconography Alzira recreated by Ricardo Alzireño Fluixà. This painter has the Cooperative “Agricultural”, an excellent collection of local historical landscapes. We might also suggest visiting the Circle Alzireño, commonly referred to by its origins as the Gallura. This colossal building, front of the Pious Schools, testimony to the splendor of the landed gentry alzireña. Construction began in 1885, displayed in Arabic and lounges Valenciano historicist eclecticism, Pious Schools (former convent of Saint Augustine, 1270-1936) currently houses offices of the House of Culture. The beautiful shape of the facade continues in the arcaded courtyard, the stairs to the different floors and in some cloistered walls. The library, Local Museum, the municipal radio station, the exhibition hall and several multipurpose rooms occupy their units. On the outskirts of the city are located a few parish churches: The Incarnation, Sant Joan o Sants boss. From the first, former convent of the Capuchins, highlights, with its baroque structure, a spectacular ceramic altarpiece or Processional way representing the Jesus Prayer in the Garden.
In the temple of Sant Joan Baptista interested evaluate all their sculptures, Patrons Sants and all its windows, in which Antonia Mir has brilliantly chronicled the biography of Ibn Hammad·Mansur, Zaida yZoraida (Bernard, Mary and Grace).
We suggest that you finally finished the visit by boarding his vehicle at Mountain Salvador. Since its esplanade, built at the foot of the shrine of the patron saint of the city of Mare de Deu Lluch (carving made in suggestive 36 por A. Ballester), It will consider the city as a natural home for Rribera. At this time, twilight recent reflections start tanned pinada Tower Sanctuary.
Algeria SIN PRISAS: PATHWAYS MONUMENTAL
II.1.El Iron Bridge, The Suburb of St. Mary, Cross Cover, The Green River Bridge, La Ocean de Sant Bernat. If it please the visitor can make this journey on foot or by bicycle. The meeting point is the Iron Bridge, enabling cross the road Xuquer Alzira.
This engineering work, He designed the first decade of the twentieth century replaced access to Vila before the demolition of the Gothic bridge of Sant Gregori was by this point. Su linde, long, of 72 meters, makes the boldest display of the time, because its length exceeds contemporary Swedish, Spoon, Gavarda and double arcade Albalat. The fact that it was recently restored long future bodes. The placid runs Xuquer, but sometimes overflows into the autumnal floods. Crossing the bridge we visited the suburb of Santa Maria. Marked with the number 30 locate your street chapel of the Virgin Mary Crist, a sculpture that will bring to mind the tradition of Christ eponymous Property. In July 1993 a size equal dedication was enthroned in the church of Santa Catalina.
The feathers of kilometers in separan de la Creu Covered. A local tradition says was built where it is assumed that he died way Jaume I in Valencia. Or maybe it just be one of the many crosses erected in the term by Christian settlers as a testimony of the new faith. Unknown exact chronology, its Gothic-Mudejar form has been admirably preserved in the wake of the successful restoration in 1961 by Francisco Pons Sorolla. The two-faced Cruz, on original forend, shows the crucifix and St. Mary.
We can return to Alzira down the country road that starts at the Cross. This brings us to bridge riu Verd (Rio Verde) or Riuet Eye. As you can venture documentary granting construction Montsó Courts of 1553 chaired by Charles I, It is also known by the name of the monarch. The only arc having, severely affected by the ongoing floods, It was restored a few years ago with simplicity and economy of means. Consolidated, It is the only bridge that survives from the leasehold period. Before returning to Vila, following the path of the station towards Benimuslem, will throw a signposted path to the next label: “Santuari de Sant Bernat”. In this area the convent stood Trinitaris. It is in this Order contain the remains of the martyred brothers. In the year 1980 functional hermitage was built. A few meters we can locate the point where according to tradition the death of Sant Bernat and her sisters held. In the year 1956 was reinstated the edículo known since then as the “Pileta de Sant Bernat”.
II.2.La Vila: Warhead Santa María, Walled Circuit.
A petty witness recalls the site of the demolished Gothic church of Santa Maria reconquista. Jaume I, conqueror of Alyazira, chose this temple as a possible eventual grave if he was time of death being on the island. Gradually ruined during the nineteenth century, was razed in 1936; just survived a tower that was demolished in 1957. We propose visitors to undertake a tour of the walled circuit that was Alyazirat. Walking down the avenue Luis Suñer go down to the park from Saudi Arabia to contemplate an approximation of what were the walled defenses of the island. The best preserved tower is facing the cruise Saludador.
We continue along the avenue dedicated to Alzireño Industrial, and shortly before reaching the square of the Kingdom, are the remains of another walled section, recovered fortuitously al demolish el antiguo market. Can a visitor to these walls and towers, guess and deduce the power produced root embankments of river sediments and intramural, by the growth of the Vila to build new homes after the demolition of the preceding. Before turning left, as we, to recover the memory of the original complex down the street from Faustino Blasco, We can see the monument Labrador. We walled itinerary cruising around Faustino Blasco, Santa Teresa and Round Alzira. You alternate the length of these houses restored correctly other “disparate” urban.
Volveremos the encontrarnos, the end of the ride, with Xuquer and ferric bridge. We propose now, if time, that “miss” the streets and squares of the Vila. This despite the deterioration, still retains the charm of medieval cores.
II.3.La House Consistorial. If Iglesia Santa Catalina.
These two properties make, cases confrontados, the best monuments of Vila.
We accommodate our schedule to visit the Church liturgical and administrative Hall and provide us, to document the visit, of reprints published in “Algezira”(“The Town Hall and its artworks”, number 2 and number 3), in which the vicissitudes of the properties are collected and treasured as a historical interest. As regards the Hall, offer the visitor to follow these guidelines: Contemplation of artistic styles including the Noble crunched, Suffrage from the places and Casassús. Rating lobby space, patio and stairs to the first floor. Visit the Noble Hall and the Mayor's office to admire the sculptures and paintings. File Access. Paintings hall.
Suggest bypassing the Church of St. Catherine (Bell Alley, Carbo squares and Suffrage, Sang Street and Constitution Square) to appreciate the old work (apse, chancel, ship between abutments and Belfry) and expansion performed in 1782 by the old cemetery. Once inside, spaces containing the neo-baroque altar Sant Bernat, the chapel, chapels between buttresses and the dome on scallops. Opposite the interesting Baroque façade stands the monument to the Constitution, and around, Modernist-historicist some more excellent properties of Alzira.
II.4.Los casilicios Bridge Sant Bernat. The Alzireño Circle. Pious Schools House of Culture. Temples and Oratorios.
Assimilated reading the basic information included in “Alzira in one day”, let us remind travelers that certain areas respond to a specific schedule. The Gallura and Culture House are open practically all day, while the religious sites can be accessed at intervals before and after the prayers and liturgies. Incinerated Year 1936 and sacred heritage, is currently limited to paintings and sculptures of variable quality, and serve the processional Steps, Images employers (Bernard and sisters and the Virgin Lluch), holders or temples invocations own neighborhood.
Architecturally, if we exclude the Incarnation, disentailed monastery which houses the Municipal Hospital and the Temple, the rest were contruidos in recent decades: St. John the Baptist (historicist aesthetic. 1948-1955), Sants Patrons (remodeling complex. 1966) Virgen de Lluch (functional trace. 1966), Holy Family (simple y diáfana. 1966). At unquestionably sentimental value of shrines dedicated to the Verge Mary Crist and St. Judes Tadeu and the pragmatism of the oratorios of the colleges of the Holy Family (1964) Patrons there Sants (1976), gets over the novelty of forms and spatial design school oratories of the Immaculate (1970) and Teresa Jornet Llar (1963.1967).
EXCURSIONS ALONG THE MUNICIPALITY
III.1.La Muntanyeta Salvador (Sanctuary of the Mare de Deu del Lluch) y Muntanya Assolada (Village of the Bronze Age).
Placida result the visitor to moderate hill climb of the Savior. Fancy upload the slope and is more comfortable in a vehicle surround the ribbon of asphalt. If you opt for the mountain will come to the esplanade by the monumental Creu de Ferro, erected the first year of the twentieth century, and where you see the background the facade of the Marian Shrine, built between 1924 and 1965 with contributions from alzireños. Recently finalized the interior decoration and the tower topped by a metallic pinnacle, shown in his dressing room the beautiful iconography of Santa Maria del Lluch, inspired carving gouge out of Antonio Ballester Year 1940. The wide veranda was fantastic occasion they used as a heliport on which landed in 1982, a result of the riada-pantanada, S.S. Juan Pablo II y SS. MM. Kings of Spain D. Juan Carlos and Queen. Sofia. To the rear of the temple an ancient hermitage dedicated to San Salvador inicilmente and later to Santa Maria del Lluch rose. In 1995, the town recovered in the gardens of the Plaza de la Generalitat bronze bust distinguished novelist Vicente Blasco Ibanez, carved in stone 1935 por Victor-Hino. This monument attests to the previous, modeled in bronze by Enric Alzireño Castera Masia Year 1933 and recovers most of the stones that form the base of the site dedicated to James I in Piazza Sant Judes Tadeu. The author's memory is thus immortalized in recovering 1901, in his novel “Between orange”, provincial and rural life in the riverside town.
If Muntanyeta Savior is the veranda to enjoy a beautiful panorama of the banks of the Xuquer, vehicle we could access the unique hillock of Urbanization Sant Bernat-La Murta to appreciate, should be interested in archeology, the settlement of the Bronze Age of Muntanya Assolada. This site, modélicamente excavated since 1978, is providing students with valuable documentation regarding a settlement of the Bronze Age Valencia (1700 a.C.). Ongoing excavation-consolidation, It is strictly forbidden to wander around the site, but from the surroundings can contemplate the extraordinary view of the Sierra de Corbera with Tallat Roig, Pla del Vall Xuquer and the Murta.
III.2. The Three Valleys: Living Waters, The Box, The Murta. The Jeronimos Monastery.
While the City of Alzira, because of natural disasters and questionable planning policy, lacks interest, by contrast, the natural environment, despite having suffered various environmental attacks, maintains a unique appeal with a splendor that is manifested in you three Valls. We begin the tour of the Living Waters that links the region of Ribera Alta and the Safor by Valldigna where you can visit the Cistercian monastery that was.
Thence, ascending current cutting, we left the spurs of the Serra de les Agulles right hand and the imposing bulk of the old Augustinian monastery Living Waters. Leaving behind the old hamlet L'crossing Estret, and before accessing Alzira passed the ice cream factory, Muntanyeta will border of El Salvador and will access the Vall de la Casella. Although deforestation caused by recent fire, is attractive at its rugged terrain and the goodness of the forest under; after restoring forces in the restaurant can be seen in a large fenced some deer. The third of the valley, that of the Murta, about seven kilometers from Alzira, arriving from various points. The most spectacular route is the steep drop in from Respirall; other forms of travel;, overcome the Alquerieta, Take the right and continue straight ahead or skirting the cemetery. In farm forestry, at the center of which the romantic ruins of Santa Maria are located. A botanical interest, severely affected by a fire breaks and unfortunate, should add an archaeological, represented by the ruins of Jeronimo Monastery and primitive dwellings of hermits. Got apogee in the sixteenth century, still remains, although in disrepair, part of the bay of the nave and the tower of the doves. Secularization sowed ruin. In the year 1990 was acquired by the town of Alzira and after years of neglect, consolidation arose from the ruins. As a climax to inspire passersby to take, emulating the needy seeking monastic charity, the itinerary that links the three valleys. The company will provide an expert mountaineer tour of this attractive route that goes by the name of Poor Pas. It will start from the village of Aguas Vivas and cross the Serra de les Agulles by chain located between the 368 and 480 meters, to descend to the Casella and reach the Murta surpassing Pas Poor. I can guarantee that whoever saved walk in the retinas and lungs the best thing about the City.
III.3.Senderismo in Alzira.
Here we present you various trekking routes that can be performed. Times are calculated according to the possibilities of an average hiker, and can be covered with a minimum of physical preparation.
[From La Murta][From La Casella][From Vilella and Maternal]
From La Murta
The Murta valley is in the Ribera, in the Serra de Corbera, between the mountains of Cavall Bernat and Murta. For the archaeological remains found in the Muntanya Assolada and several caves, know that it was inhabited since prehistoric times. Los Jeronimos monks founded an important monastery in the valley, whose remains will serve as a starting point for itineraries that we present in this guide. Also, must be added that the Murta is a feature of this place plant and is currently protected.
From La Casella
The valley of La Casella is located in the Sierra de Corbera,between the mountains of Les Agulles, The Murta and Cavall Bernat. The orogenic movements made, thousands of years ago, the dolomitic limestone materials and integrating acquired these spectacular mountains and capricious, such as the peaks of Les Agulles, Cross, The Ratlla or karst morphology Pla Barber.
From Vilella and Maternal
Items of Vilella and Maternal, like so many of the Shore, were inhabited since ancient. The paths and roads through the orange groves together old orchards, many of which were built by the landed gentry of the last century, and are a good example of architecture and traditional way of life in our region.
Alzira in one day | Alzira son prisas | Tours of the term
To request more information:
Department of Culture and Education. Excel·HE Hall Alzira. Tel.: 962 400 450 (PBX)