Although Bocairent has less than five thousand inhabitants, the city attracts many visitors every year who love both culture and nature.
Thanks to its location in the Sierra Mariola nature reserve, nature lovers who like walking, cycling or horse riding love to come here. The landscape of this protected area consists of mountains, valleys and – thanks to the various rivers, streams and waterfalls – a diverse range of flora and fauna. The Montcabrer, which is 1,390 meters high, rises above all other mountain peaks. Thanks to this location, the Bocairent cuisine is not only influenced by both Valencia and Castile-La Mancha, but also by the Sierra Mariola.
Don’t you feel like taking long walks and would you rather see what the small village itself has to offer? Within walking distance of the town center are the man-made Moorish Caves with windows. Although their original function is not certain, it is generally believed that they were used for storing grain after North African example. Do you want to visit them? For €3 per person you can buy a ticket at the ice caves of Sant Blai. Please note that the caves can only be visited under the guidance of a guide and at a specific time.
Does the ancient Spanish tradition of bullfighting intrigue you? In Bocairent you will find the oldest bullring in Valencia. In the ring, which was largely carved out of the rock in 1843, fighting (among other cultural activities) still takes place today.