Gandia lies just south of Valencia on the Costa Valencia, or sometimes called Costa Azahar and to complicate things even more – the North Costas Blanca. It has one of the most picturesque landscapes: with the Safor mountains as a backdrop and orange groves that stretch down to the sea.
Gandia is a sophisticated working Spanish town, with a wealth of good modern shops, tree lined walkways, parks, squares and fountains. The tree lined Paseo de las Germanías is perfect for a morning or late evening stroll where you can stop at one of the many cafes or bars for a glass of local wine and tapas or coffee and gooey cake or – just watch the world go by.
The old town centre of Gandia has a number of historical buildings worth discovering and of historical importance: a sample of the city’s historical importance: Ia Colegiata (Collegiate Church), the Convent of Santa Clara, the Hermitage of Santa Ana, the Town Hall building and the Archaeological Museum. Top of the list is the 15thC Ducal Palace, once home of the Boja Family.
Just 1 km away from the city is the 5km Blue Flag beach. Cafes and bars, small supermarkets and a few shops line the wide paseo where bikes can be hired and is perfect for a stroll. Alicante or Valencia airports are easily accessible by road or rail. Gandía’s most typical speciality is “fideuà”, a dish made in the same way as paella, but with noodles instead of rice. “Horchata” (soft drink made of tiger nuts) and wines from Valencia and Utiel-Requena are drinks that have their own denomination of origin Web site for the city is http://www.gandia.es Whats on in Valencian Province: http://www.comunitatvalenciana.com/
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