With just over ten thousand inhabitants, Pego offers the facilities that Vall de Gallinera lacks.
Although you could visit the ‘Ethnological Museum’ and the ‘Museum of Contemporary Art’ in the City Hall, most visitors decide to go out and explore nature. Both the area around the castle as La Marjal are suited for this activity.
The Castillo de Ambra, that is located three kilometers outside the city center, was built as a fortress in the twelfth century out of fear of a feudal conquest. Due to the foundation of Pego in 1280 it lost its significance shortly afterwards.Do you decide to walk there? It will take you forty-five minutes from the city center.
Is this (short) hike not enough of a challenge for you? Several other routes also start on Avinguda Il-lustrat Joan Sala.
Would you rather walk between the rice fields? The La Marjal Nature Reserve, which includes swamps in addition to rice paddies, is home to several endangered swamp birds. Although the area lends itself for walking and cycling, it is particularly attractive for bird watchers who want to spot the birds in peace.
Do you decide to visit the park? Then you can drive to the ‘Muntanyeta Verda Parking’ (Pego) or ‘Font Salada’ (Oliva). Although the latter is a little further away, you can swim, eat and drink there. Are you going for a walk afterwards? Then keep in mind that the apparently dead end road towards the park is not actually a dead end. At the end you will find a small path to the left.
The market takes place every Thursday between 08:00 and 13:00 between Plaça Antic Regne de Valènci and Plaça del Mercat.
Food and drinks
Are you hungry? We can recommend Casa Nova, L’Om Restaurante, RAFEL and Bar Daniel. The last one is our personal favorite.
During the carnival (which, just like in the Netherlands, takes place just before Lent), Pego is going all out. A feast that should not be missed when you happen to be there.