Thanks to its rich history, the city, which has around 75,000 inhabitants, not only attracts beachgoers.
One of the most famous historical families, the Spanish-Aragonese Borgias, were settled here for centuries. The family, which was prominent during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, produced no fewer than two popes: Alfons de Borgia as Pope Callixtus III (1455-1458) and Rodrigo Lanzol Borgia as Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503). With the arrival of the first Duke of Gandia, Pedro Luis de Borgia, the City Palace became not only the residence of the Dukes of Gandia, but also the home of the Borgias.
The city palace Palau Ducal dels Borja, located in the historic center of the city, was originally built in Valencian Gothic style. Today it is a mixture of different architectural styles. Would you like to visit it? An audio tour lasts approximately forty minutes and is available in English, German, French and Spanish.
Although Gandia has the closest train station (to the north of our location), it’s easier to park your car at Xeraco in case you wanted to visit Valencia.
Food and drinks
Would you like to try a traditional dish? The ‘fideuà’, made with fish and seafood, is inspired by paella. In this Gandia dish, however, the rice is replaced by a type of durum wheat pasta.