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Have all your friends and colleagues already started talking about their holiday plans yet again? Even though you may not enjoy hearing all about these plans and adventures, let’s admit that we sometimes feel jealous. What better time than now to pack up and head off on a holiday adventure? 

If you are looking for a vacation destination, perhaps we can suggest Javea. Do you wonder where it is and what it offers? Let’s take a look at the history and what makes Javea an ideal vacation destination. 

Javea’s History

Javea contains a wealth of stunningly beautiful and exciting remnants of the past. The history of the place is one of the highlights of this tourist attraction. 

Though the sandy beaches and charms of the coastal town are standout temptations for tourists. But a bit of history that has a fair dose of adventure and mystery just piques the interest of everyone who steps foot into the place. 

Earliest Human Inhabitants: 

The country of Spain was divided into several kingdoms a few centuries back. Javea was a part of one of such kingdoms and signs of early human inhibition on the land have been found, which predates back to 30,000 years ago. 

They were, of course, hunters and gathers. And human civilization as we know now hadn’t even started yet. 

Romans In Javea:

As time went on, different cultures, ethnicities, tribes, and customs followed into the land of Javea. It was once used as a port by the Romans in 2 CE. The Old Town Museum has relics on showcases from the Roman era. 

Javea’s Past – Islamic Moors:

After the Roman Empire left the land, Javea remained uninhabited until the Islamic Moors arrived and settled there in the 9th century. 

Besides the subtitles remainders in art and culture, we can see their presence still has a lasting effect on the Javea. This region was populated mostly by blondes with blue eyes before the Moors arrived. 

The arrival Of Christians In Javea:

1244 saw Christians invade the land of Javea and overthrow Moorish rule. When you visit Javea in July, you can take part in the festival of ‘The Moors and the Christians.’ 

Local residents dress up in flamboyant costumes and reenact battle scenes depicting the turbulent and bloody war and era.

Threat From Pirates:

There’s always the promise of adventure when Pirates come into the story. However, during the early years, Javea’s citizens may not have seen many adventures. 

Rather, they were petrified of the threat from pirates. A wall was built as protection, and fishermen lived inside the city gates. 

Historical Monuments In Javea

Now that we have discussed Javea’s history enough, your interest has probably risen to new heights. Is there anything else you can do to please your curiosity? 

Visit the historical sites and monuments in Javea and relive the adventures in your mind. 

Church Of San Bartolomé:

This Gothic monument, created as a defensive structure, provided both shelters from danger and a place for people to pray for centuries.

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 Viewing Points Route:

Between Cabo de San Antonio and Granadella beach, you’ll find 14 viewpoints providing spectacular views of the Mediterranean.

Ambolo Tower, Portichol Tower, And Torronel Tower:

To keep an eye on the coast, these lookout towers were erected along with strategic places.

Church Of The Virgin Of Loreto:

A church where the past meets present in design and structure. Built of materials such as cement and iron, it has an oval shape that mimics the keel of a boat.

Chapel Of The Calvario:

This 19th-century chapel looks Intriguing for its fusion of geometric shapes and Arabic tiles as a cupola. It also houses an image of Jesus the Nazarene, that you will see once you step inside. 

Casa Bolufe:

Located in Church Square, the architecture of the place is noteworthy.  Tuff stone finishes the façade, forged metal window bars, and balconies, and mobile woodwork covers the interior.

Other similar fascinating places that you can visit in Javea are Capsades Tower, Acequia de la Noria, Chapel of Popul, Palace of Antonio Bañuls, and many more. Fair to say, a trip to Javea will turn out to be a joy for the heart and mind.