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Xŕtiva (Játiva)
 
 
 
 
The ancient settlement of Jativa lies less than an hour from the coast. Here the Iberians prospered and minted coinage, only to be ousted by the Romans and then by Hannibal's Carthaginians on their way to Rome. A Visigoth episcopal seat, the town was conquered by the Moors in the 10th century, and it was from Jativa that they introduced paper manufactured in Europe.
Jaime I took the town in 1244 and its fortunes waxed and waned over the following centuries.
Burned in 1707, it was rebuilt but gradually lost its political importance.
The birthplace of two Borgia popes  and the painter El Espanoleto, Jativa today offers a perfect contrast to the modern coastal resorts.
 The old quarter of the town is lined with stately mansions and is built into the hill that overlooks the town.
 
There is a road up the magnificent castle.
Its a tough walk but there is a tourist train twice a day.
The panoramic views from the top help to explain Jativas historical and strategic importance through the centuries.
 

This ancient mountain town is known as the “City of Two Popes” – Alexander VI and Calixto III (both Borjas) were born here. Piled steeply on a hillside, the narrow streets and arcaded squares are still scattered with handsome churches and escutcheoned mansions, which attest to its medieval importance. It’s topped with a fine castle offering incredible views  Colegiata Basílica de Santa María, Xŕtiva (Játiva),  Museo de l’Almudí, Xŕtiva (Játiva),  Xŕtiva (Játiva).
 
 
Xŕtiva August Fair
Xŕtiva’s Festivity which has been designated as being of National Tourist Interest is held annually and this year between 14th to 20th August, with music, theatre and arts and crafts all over this historic city during its August Fair, known locally as the Fira d’Agost
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Museo de l’Almudí, Xŕtiva (Játiva)
This much-restored 16th-century granary is home to fragments of Iberian sculpture and Visigothic capitals, as well as a large collection of paintings, including several works by Xŕtiva-born José de Ribera. A portrait of King Felipe V is famously hung the wrong way up, as punishment for his burning the city down in 1707.
Xativa has a delightful, sprawling street market, with everything from food to socks, takes place in the old town.

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JANUARY
Day 5 - Three Kings Parade

February
Carnival

MARCH
19 Failures Day
24 Day Palm Sunday
Day 27 courtesy, held the evening of Holy Wednesday

APRIL
17th and 18th Easter
Some images are from the seventeenth century, are among the most important of Valencia.
Easter

MAY
Offering of flowers to the Virgin.

JUNE
Corpus Christi
should be noted the Giants and Heads of dances accompanied the procession and biblical scenes that accompany custody.

July
Festivals in the Barrio del Carmen, 12 to 15
Festival of the district from 14 to 31 Annauir
Quarter Festival of Sant Feliu from 28 to 31

AUGUST
1 Day Sant Feliu. Pattern of Xativa.
Pilgrimage to the hermitage of Sant.
Day 5 Lady of the Snow. Employer of Xativa.
largest procession in honor of the Virgin.
Castle Nights
performances of great significance and musical theater
from 14 to 20 August Fair. One of the oldest fairs in Valencia. Declared a Fiesta of National Tourist Interest. The privilege of holding this fair was granted by James I in 1250.
bullfight
Tyre and drag
During the Fair August performed many cultural activities

September
Festivals in Lloris district Tower 1 and 2
and Sant Gaeta from 1 to 3
homes Manuel Casesnoves Festival from 6 to 9
White Street Festival from 6 to 10
7 to 10 Capuchins Festival
celebrations Archdeacon Lower 13 to 17
Holidays in the Garden of Mora from 13 to 17
festivals of Saint Christopher and adjacent 28 to 30
parties from 14 to 17 Varnishing
Group Events Saints 20 to 23

October
1st Festival of San Pasqual
San Jose Festival, sheep and adjacent first weekend of October
Festivals and Minor Cuesta Deacon High 10 to 13
Puig Street Festival from 12 to 15

NOVEMBER
All Saints
Caterinetes

DECEMBER
-size nativity scene, Christmas plays and
Christmas
Midnight Mass
Celebrations district of Soria from 22 to 26