in Costa Blanca/Elda
Elda, is located to the West of the province of Alicante, in the
region of the Vinalopó, taken from the river of the same name
which runs through the town The city is surrounded by mountains and
has a particular microclimate.The summers are warm and winters mild.the
rainiest months are October and May, and the driest July and August.
Altitude 411 metres above sea level.
Approximate distances: Alicante 37 kms., Madrid 380 kms.
Tradition and Industry
The city of Elda, is famous worldwide for it's shoes and is the
site of the Shoe museum. The city specialises in high quality shoes
of advanced design. A pair of diamond studded shoes, reportedly costing
over £1,000,000 were manufactured for a famous oscar winning
actress in Elda.
In the middle of the 18th century the first information about the
existence of a craft activity, closely connected with shoes, appears
From 1850 to 1885 the shoe industry had a consolidation process
making this industry the first economical activity in the area.
At the end of the 19th century, the village of Elda had a lot of
big shoe manufactures with an employment of more than 400 workers
for some of them.
Today the shoe industry is still the biggest local employer in the
area with many people making shoes from home as well as in the factories.
The local cuisine is based on the typical Mediterranean diet of
plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood.
Some typical dishes are spanish meatball stew elaborated with beef and chicken,
potatoes, chick-peas, bacon and blood sausage.and various cold soups and tortillas.
The wine of the area, is mostly red and is excellent and very strong
typically 14 - 16% alcohol.
The main celebrations are the Moors and Christians which are celebrated
the first weekend of June. This is a great festival with colourful
parties in the streets, and much celebrating and fireworks until
the early hours of the morning.
On the 8th and 9th of September there are religious celebrations
and a little later the faults.
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