CEMENTERIO MUNICIPAL SAN ANTONIO ABAD
The cemetery in Alcoy is a valuable source of historical knowledge about the industrial society of the time. It was designed by engineer Enrique Vilaplana Jordá and is unique in Spain for its use of underground galleries. It shows the social and religious hierarchization of the time through its succession of typologies and funeral spaces. The cemetery has a wide variety of artistic styles and materials characteristic of the industrial era. It allows studying the iconography and iconology of the language and syncretic signs present. It is possible to investigate funeral botany and its arrangement in the grounds. It serves as a model for valuing a cemetery as a historical-artistic heritage element and is on the Route of Significant Cemeteries in Europe.
PUENTE DE SAN JORDI
This art deco-style bridge, built between 1925 and 1931, was an innovative work due to the use of reinforced concrete with formwork. It has a height of 42 meters above the Riquer River and a length of 156 meters. It was an urban revolution in Alcoy by allowing the connection of the city center with the expansion on the lands of l’Horta Major.
MUSEO ARQUEOLÒGICO CAMILO VISEDO MOLTÓ
This Renaissance-style palace was built between 1572 and 1584 and is characterized by its columned portico and carefully designed windows. Since 1945, it has been the home of the Camil Visedo Moltó Municipal Archaeological Museum, which displays collections of archaeology, including ceramics from the Neolithic and Iberian inscriptions on lead sheets. Due to these collections and the building that houses them, in 1962 it was declared a Monument of Artistic Interest National.
The building known as the “Tacos Factory” has been transformed into a cultural space after its conversion. It houses the Provincial Firefighters Museum, which displays the heritage accumulated by the different fire departments in the province of Alicante over time. The collection includes everything from the first vehicles used in fire-fighting duties to tools, equipment, clothing, and everything related to the history of this public service. The taco factory is an example of how large industrial buildings can be reused for cultural purposes.
The building, created in 1868 by the industrial class of Alcoy, is an iconic landmark of the city. With a modernist facade and Viennese influence, it was designed by Timoteo Briet in 1904 and features details such as bees symbolizing the industrialists and muses for the artists, wrought iron balconies, stuccos with sezession style drawings, and circles with hanging ornaments. Inside, there are different rooms decorated in styles such as sezession, art deco and art nouveau, including the Library and the Rotunda Hall. There is also a Grotto built by Vicente Pascual in 1896 under the Rotunda Hall.
During the Civil War, the building was confiscated and occupied by the National Confederation of Labor and the Iberian Anarchist Federation, and housed anti-fascist troops and was also used as a prison temporarily.
The building called “Casa d’Escaló” is a unique Modernist structure with Art Nouveau influences, designed by Vicente Pascual Pastor in 1906-1908. Its exterior is striking due to its rustic stone, wrought iron railings, vegetation sculptures, laminated iron door and balconies, sinuous balconies and a curved upper part. The interior features mural paintings, carpentry, plaster moldings, ceramics, hydraulic pavement floors, among other details. The house was a former palace of the textile industrialist Enrique García Peidro, also known as “Escaló”, and was renovated in the 1980s to become the Municipal Conservatory of Music and Dance “Joan Cantó”.
- Font de la Salut en Alcoy
- Font de Serelles en Alcoy
- Font del Quinzet en Alcoy
- Font Roja en Alcoy
- Hortet del Pobre en Alcoy
- Pista Collado en Alcoy
- Preventorio en Alcoy
- Racó Sant Bonaventura en Alcoy
- Sant Antoni en Alcoy
- Vía Verde en Alcoy
- Industrial Route in Alcoy
Alcoy was an important city during the Industrial Revolution, especially in the textile industry, but also in metallurgical and paper-making. To this day, the entire industrial complex that made up this area, designed in an efficient manner to take advantage of hydraulic energy according to topographical features, remains preserved.
- Ovidi Montllor Route
The Ovidi Montllor route is a tourist itinerary in the city of Alcoy, which focuses on paying tribute to the figure of the singer-songwriter Ovidi Montllor, who was born and grew up in this Spanish city. This route allows you to discover the places that were related to his life and his musical career, such as his birthplace, the church where he was baptized, and his school. In addition, the route also includes tourist and cultural points of interest in the city.
- The Sleeping City Route
The cemetery of Alcoy is rich in artistic variety, with an evolution of styles from eclecticism to art deco and rationalism. The free-standing pantheons are micro-architectures where artists have creative freedom. The tour “The sleeping city” allows you to discover different types of tombs, including the clergy and religious enclosure, the civil cemetery, the military plot, underground galleries unique in Spain, hypogea, cenotaphs and mass graves.
- Alcoy Cinema Route
The Alcoy Cinema Route is a tourist route that travels through the city’s locations related to the cinema and the history of Spanish cinema. It includes visits to emblematic places. The route is a unique way to know the history of the cinema and the culture of Alcoy.
- Fernando Cabrera Route
Fernando Cabrera (Alcoy, 1866-1937) is considered the most important painter of the 19th century. He developed his entire artistic career in his birthplace of Alcoy, only leaving to study in Valencia, Madrid, and Rome. He won gold and bronze medals in national and international contests, including the Universal Exhibitions of Paris and San Francisco. In addition to being a prominent painter, he was also a professor, art work designer, and a driving force for the cultural and artistic modernization of Alcoy. The city recognized him as “Favorite Son” and was also recognized by the Provincial Board and the Alicante City Council as “Adoptive Son”.
- Alcoy in War Times Route
In Alcoy, during the Spanish Civil War, the city underwent a profound change in terms of urbanism, society, and economy, as a result of the organization of popular militias, the construction of hospitals and shelters, the confiscation of buildings, and the presence of refugees and bombings. Alcoy is considered an observatory or workshop of the war. It is expected that the places related to the war will be a space for reflection and promotion of peace, tolerance, and solidarity attitudes, and is committed to offering a quality experience for tourists.
- Camilo Sesto Route
The Camilo Sesto Route in Alcoy is a tourist route that allows you to know the places related to the life and career of the Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto. This route may include visits to his birthplace, significant places from his youth and career, as well as monuments and commemorative plaques in his honor. The Camilo Sesto Route in Alcoy is an experience for the singer’s fans and for those interested in learning about the city’s history and culture.
- Cervantes Shelter
The Cervantes Shelter is one of over 25 places where the population of Alcoy sought refuge during the air attacks of the Spanish Civil War. This underground shelter, measuring over 100 meters in length, displays data and photographs of the attacks by Italian bombers Savoia 79. The exhibition also includes an interactive screen with military objects and a video with testimonies from people who lived through the attacks and their effects on the city.
- La Sarga Rock Paintings
These paintings are part of the patrimony of humanity (Cave art in the Mediterranean basin). La Sarga is located about 10 kilometres outside the city, where we can find cave paintings representing hunting and gathering scenes from almost 7,000 years ago, as well as figurative and schematic motifs. The paintings are currently protected by a fence a few metres away from visitors.
In 1998, La Sarga was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list of the Cave Art of the Mediterranean Arc of the Iberian Peninsula. In addition, the abrics and their protected environment have been declared a Site of Cultural Interest.