This weekend, Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th, the VII Edition of the Craft Market of La Torre de les Maçanes, a perfect plan to spend with family and friends and get to know the artisan and local products.

In the main streets of the municipality they will find the multitude of activities prepared for all audiences, such as children's games, workshops, street entertainment and musical performances, all organized by the City Council of La Torre de les Maçanes, in collaboration with the Hon. Provincial Delegation of Alicante.

Place, dates of celebration and schedule

The Artisan Market of La Torre de les Maçanes will take place in the TOvda Spain, Calle Mayor, Calle la Creu and Plaza Mayor.

Schedule:

Saturday 13

– 20:00 h. Market opening

– 00: 00h Market close

Sunday 14

– 9:00 h. Market opening

– 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Climbing wall

– 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Basketry workshop and traditional games

– 3:00 p.m. Market close

Sunday market

If what you like is to eat naturally and with fresh and varied products, you can not miss the opportunity to get close every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to the market and fill your basket with seasonal fruits, vegetables and legumes that contribute to your diet a balanced intake of vitamins.

But also sausages, olive oil or almonds, original products grown by farmers in the area. A unique opportunity to visit this charming town and where the products of proximity and quality they have the maximum protagonism.

Choose, from the best genre, the foods that interest you most and then a well-deserved rest to take a appetizer in any of the bars and restaurants that you will find in your step. And in the afternoon, a sightseeing tour through the most historic corners of Torre de les Maçanes. Do you want the plan?

The history

The Torre de les Maçanes is a small town in the Alacantí region, located 42 km north of the city of Alicante and framed between the municipalities of Xixona, Alcoi, Benifallim, Penáguila and Relleu.

The origin of the place-name of the Torre de les Maçanes is found in a ancient Almohad fortification (12th-12th centuries), located in the upper part of the town, this one coming from the Arabic manzil as sanad, which means “the posada de la cuesta”, evoking a past of hospital tradition that shows, even today, this wonderful villa.

The history of La Torre de les Maçanes goes back to 2800-1500 a.C., time of the dating of the archaeological remains found in the Cave of the Barcella and that at the moment they are exhibited permanently in the Archaeological Museum of Alicante (Marq). After the reconquest, the village was annexed to the crown of Aragon and changed its name to Torre de Maçanes in 1246, having received the name of Iri Lauria so far.

Behind the War of Spanish Succession (1701-1715), like many other municipalities of the vanquished territories, goes on to acquire the Castilian place name and to be called Torremanzanas, around 1797. Shortly before, around 1794, the town had achieved its independence from Xixona, obtaining the privilege as a royal villa by the King Carlos IV. Undoubtedly, lovers of history will find a thousand excuses to walk through its streets.

The Torre de les Maçanes is an ideal place to enjoy visiting some of its places of interest such as the Foia de Cortés (fortified farmhouse), the Pou de la Neu (nevero in perfect state of conservation), the parish of Santa Anna or the High House and its museum, not to mention the municipal park, which has a barbecue area and large green areas and children's games to spend a day with family and friends.

In addition, it is in a very rich and varied natural environment, with the typical tones of the Valencian garden, which will delight lovers of trekking and the bike of Mountain. As if that were not enough, it boasts a enviable temperature in summer.

How to get to La Torre de les Maçanes

To get from Alicante you must take the N-340 road past Jijona, to link with the CV-780. And from Benidorm, the route is Benidorm – Finestrat – Relleu. At the height of the latter, link to the CV-782.

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