Route through Villajoyosa, an accessible city

Because a city is old, it must be inaccessible in itself?

Accessibility does not have to be at odds with seniority. A great example of this is Villajoyosa. It has managed to preserve its essence and at the same time be accessible to all people. It has made it possible through actions such as having information panels with Braille distributed throughout the city that facilitate visual accessibility or escalators included with the town’s architecture.

In addition to accessibility, it is advisable to visit this city also for its interesting resources. Among them:

    • Its historical-artistic complex that includes the church-fortress of La Asunción, belonging to the Catalan Gothic . Colón and Canalejas streets, where buildings with different styles are preserved between the 19th and 20th centuries.
    • We found some stately homes , among which La Barbera dels Aragonesos stands out, which belonged to the Aragonese family, landowners who held important political and military positions for centuries. When the family died, it became municipal property. It is currently a museum . It contains an important collection of dresses, tableware, furniture and everyday and decorative objects from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
    • You can find the riurau (constructions created for the production of raisin) most southern known to date and testifies to the importance of winemaking and it passes in the region until the end of the s. XIX.
    • The hanging houses , icons of the city, located on the Amadorio River.
    • Visit the Vilamuseu , a great example to follow of an inclusive museum, since it has been done following the principles of universal design , meeting all needs.

Braille Panel In this museum we will take a tour of the different cultures that have passed through the city. We find from Phoenician-Punic gold jewelry to Egyptian amulets , Iberian ceramics, the cargo of the Roman wreck Bou-Ferrer , the largest ancient ship under excavation in the Mediterranean, declared an asset of cultural interest , the rest of the Islamic farmhouses, rural mosques and cemetery of l’Armiserà; in addition to the important collection of funds from the 19th and 20th centuries.

You can also enjoy a walk on the beach and contemplate the colorful houses that give it a particular air.

Its old walled enclosure . Currently there are remains incorporated into the oldest houses in the nucleus.

This route can be complemented with an experience that will leave you with a great taste in your mouth.

 View of the Amadorio river

In Vila Joiosa or “Happy City” name given by its founder to attract repopulation, there are several chocolate factories such as Chocolates Perez, where Gasper Pérez Pérez’s parents already They were dedicated to the manufacture and sale of chocolate since the 19th century. We invite you to get to know this happy and beautiful city with us.

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