Living art and culture intensely
AUDITORI DE LA MEDITERRÀNIA
The Auditori de la Mediterránea offers the visitor a varied programme of art and cultural activities, the best theatre plays, music, dance… It is a place especially designed for Art and Culture. Download Auditori Programme
The Seu Universitària de La Nucía, former Old School, is located in the Old Town and there, a great number of courses and seminars are held during the whole year. University Seu Access
La Nucía is a nice town where you can use all your senses and the best to stimulate them is to walk along our streets and visit our historical buildings.
“Font de La Favara”
Plaça dels Músics and Local Court Building.
Seu Universitària (Old School)
Portal de Sant Vicent.
Carrer Sant Vicent- Carrer Ferreries.
Plaça Santa Teresa.
The Washhouse and Plaça Sant Antoni.
Av. de Porvilla, Vantage Point.
Side door of the Church.
Vantage Point at Carrer Calvari.
Carrer Sant Rafel.
Mont del Calvari.
La Nucía offers all visitors free guided tours in several languages along the Old Town. They are called “Viernes Turísticos”, because they are held on Fridays. They start at the Tourist Information Point, located in the Youth Centre .
The main objective of this initiative, completely free for tourists, is to help them discover the historical buildings and beautiful spots spread along La Nucía Old Town.
Tourists will start the Guided Tour at Font de La Favara Natural Park. Then they will walk along the vantage point and the Carrer La Llosa until Plaça Major, to visit the Parish Church. After this visit, they will continue walking along Carrer Major until the Public Washhouse, an outdoor ethnological museum, perfectly preserved.
From that point, the guided tour will continue through Av. Porvilla and its vantage point, with wonderful views over the Mountain Chain of La Marina Baixa. After, they will visit the Plaça Almàssera, l’Auditori and the Seu Universitària. To finish this free-guided Tour, tourists will have the chance to visit the Ermita de Sant Rafel and the Calvari Mount, with spectacular views over Altea Bay and the town of La Nucía.
The Environmental Education Centre (CEM El Captivador) has already started a programme of activities called “Los Sábados al CEM Captivador”. (Saturdays at CEM Captivador)
Every Saturday, from 10 to 14 hours, the CEM will be open to the public. The entrance will be free, so everybody will have the possibility to visit the CEM facilities at El Captivador. Guided tours will start at 12.00 hrs. and CEM Instructors in El Captivador will help visitors discover all the areas and rooms existing in this environmental centre: Nature Room, Laboratory, Arboretum, Mural Painting of La Sequia Mare, Ecological Garden, Ethnological Museum José Soler…etc.
The CEM Captivador is located in a privileged setting, near the Ermita de Sant Vicent, surrounded by a wooded area of 1 million square metres.
The Department of Tourism in the Town Hall has also organized Guided Tours addressed to Groups, Associations, Clubs, etc. who wish to visit our town.
Half day or full day Tours to visit the places you are interested in:
Programme 1: Come and discover La Nucía, you will be surprised! Download Pdf
Programme 2: La Nucia Sundays. Download Pdf
Programme 3: Discover La Nucía visiting the Ethnological Museum and going for a walk around the Old Town. Download Pdf
Programme 4: La Nucía, discovering its nature, walking paths and culture. Download Pdf
Programme 5: La Nucía, discovering the Old Town.Download Pdf
Programme nº6 : La Nucía, European City of Sport and Environmental Education Centre. Download Pdf
Fiestas in La Nucía
San Vicente Fiestas
This festivity is held on the weekend after Easter Monday in a natural spot commonly known as El Captivador. Here we find the Chapel in honour of this saint, located at an old country house between Altea and La Nucía. In recent years, these Fiestas have been extended to the whole weekend, they start on Friday and finish on Monday. During these four days, different kinds of activities are organised, from regional dances or performances by Valencian folk bands to walking races, barbecues or concerts.
The August Fiestas in honour of Virgen de La Asunción and San Roque are held from the 14th to the 18th of August. Most residents are involved in their organisation through the so-called Penyes and unlike other Fiestas, these are especially open, so it’s not strange to see tourists or people from other towns taking part in the different activities organised by the Penyes: reveilles, processions, concerts, street parades or mascletades.
These Fiestas are held in honour of the Patron Saint of La Nucía, San Rafael, on the third weekend of November and are basically religious. They commemorate the independence of our town, which in the past, as it happened with most other towns in the region, belonged to the Barony of Polop.
On Sunday morning, after the mass, the Auction of the Andas (Tabernacles) de San Rafael is held in the Chapel in honour of this Saint. People bid up to take the andas or the ribbons of the Saint later in the procession. Curiously the whole event is held in pesetas.
Later a procession is held (It starts at Plaça Major and finishes at the Chapel of San Rafael), which ends in an unusual race to the rhythm of firecrackers, in which the figure of the saint is taken back to its place of origin through the streets of the village.
San Rafael Fiestas have a gastronomy of its own. According to tradition, on Saturday most families in La Nucía have putxero amb pilotes (stew with cornflour meatballs) for lunch. The following morning, after the auction, people usually have horse meat for almuerzo (early morning meal) in the local restaurants. There are also special desserts related to this festivity: sponge cakes, sweet potato pastries and polvorones (type of light, crumbly shortbread)
The fact that the festivity of San Vicente is so close in time to Easter Holidays explains why La Nucía has never had such a traditional Easter as the ones organised in other nearby towns . However this month of April the theatre performance of the Passion, will be held at Plaça Major and Mont Calvari. It has been successfully performed during eight years by a group of theatre lovers from La Nucía. At the beginning it was just a gratifying experience but with the passing of time it became very popular and nowadays it is the most popular event in the activities organised in La Nucía Easter.
Fiesta de la Carta Pobla, July 9
On July 9, 1705, La Nucía was born as an independent town by means of a legal document commonly known as Carta Pobla. The town had belonged to the Barony of Polop since its first settlements.