Property in Costa Blanca, Javea
Javea is a town which is becoming increasingly popular with visitors to Spain, many new villas and houses have been built in recent years as these people have chosen to make Javea their home. Despite the increase in housing Javea is still a very picturesque town.The population of Javea changes quite dramatically between summer and winter when many of the tourists return home from their holiday villas and apartments.
The town has
a varied landscape, both coastal and inland, the town council have
conserved the town well and it still holds much of the charm of
a small fishing town. It has a growing population of 22,000 inhabitants
and a typical Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild
winters. The town is made up of the old town. an urban centre known
as Aduanas del Mar and a summer fun area, El arenal The old town
has a series of narrow streets and it is best to go on foot to
appreciate the architecture and history of the area. The most noticeable
characteristic being the rough stone which surrounds the doorways,
windows and balconies
One of the most
important buildings architecturally is the modern church of the
Virgen del Loreto. It was inaugurated on 3rd June 1967 and financed
by the tax office. On the outside you can see great pillars which
appear to be holding up the church, these represent the 12 apostiles.
Javea like other Spanish towns enjoys celebrating and has a good many fiestas and carnivals. The fiesta in honour of the patron saint, Jesus Nazareno is held on 3rd May and in September fiestas are held in honour of Our Lady of Loreto. The Hogueros of San Juan take place on the 24th June with bonfires on the beach and then in late July, the procession of the Moors and the Christians Indeed all year round Javea is an exciting place to visit for the tourist.
Javea has some fine restaurants offering a wide selection of traditional cuisine, you can chose from local paellas and rice dishes to typical seafood stews and grilled fish. If you prefer something less substantial why not visit one of the numerous bars and sample some of the local delicacies including, calamar a la Romana, and cuttlefish, and to wash it down, a glass or two of mistela or iced lemon.
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