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A Short Guide to Albatera

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A Spanish City on the Costa Blanca South, Spain

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Albatera is a town and municipality located close to the Vega Baja del Segura. It is in the province of Alicante, part of the Valencian Community on the Costa Blanca Spain.

Albatera comes from the words "Alba", meaning Spanish and "Terra", meaning land. Albatera basically means "Spanish Land".

Albatera Town Hall

The Albatera Ayuntimiente have more information online:
» More about Albatera here: Albatera Tourist Information
» Free PDF Guide: Albatera.es Tourist Guide
in (English & Spanish)

Geography

Albatera has an area of 66.5 km2 and according to the last census 2005, has an approx' population of 12,000 inhabitants. It is near to the towns of Crevillente, Orihuela, San Isidro (Train Station), Catral and Cox.

The closest airport to Albatera is Alicante (L'Altet) at around 38 kilometres (35 minutes drive), although San Javier Airport (Murcia) is also easily driveable. The postcode for Albatera is 03340. Road access to Albatera is usually the E-15 (A-7) and N-340 roads.

The climate is typical Mediterranean, with an average annual temperature of 19ºC, reaching 30+ in the summer with over 300 days of sunshine per year.

The economy of Albatera is mainly based on trading "confección costura" (Clothing Manufacture) and farming/agriculture. You cannot fail to spot the acre upon acre of crops such as lemons, oranges, figs and olives... and they are delicious!

Culture and Events

The population are mostly Castilian speakers, although there is a push to speak the Valencian language now. The main town hosts mainly Spanish, Hispanics and North Africans. However, the surrounding "Campo" has many homes of retired northern Europeans such as the British and Dutch who own either holiday villas or have migrated for the "Spanish Dream".

The most important and central monument in the city is the baroque Catholic church built in 1727 which is the centre piece of the main Plaza. Also important is the Sanctuary of the Patroness of the Virgen del Rosario or Aurora, who is celebrated on the first Sunday of October by the "Brotherhood of Our Lady". Albatera has a long history of cultural tradition such as traditional music, with two local bands, a choir and parish choirs.

Albatera, like many Spanish cities/towns, offer a week of Fiestas for the community (the whole family can join in). The main and colourful parade event being the "Moors and Christians", which are spectacular, a "must see". The Semana Santa (Easter) is also a very religious and a busy time for the city. The festivities in honour of the town's patron St. James, are usually held the week of July 25th. Albatera is still developing with the construction in recent years of the House of Culture in the "Parque de la Huerta" (30,000 m2), the House of Music and more sports facilities (including a new public outdoor pool).

As Albatera is surrounded by mountains and natural parks (Parque de Montana) it boasts excellent outdoor activities such as walking/hiking such as the "Rambla de la Sal", cycling and shooting sports. They have also recently built an outdoor communal swimming pool.

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