Historical buildings to visit in Jávea
Thanks to its rich history, Jávea has a significant heritage of historical monuments most of which are in a good state of conservation. Noteworthy are:
LA IGLESIA-FORTALEZA DE SAN BARTOLOME, Plaça de l'Esglèsia
The fortress-church of Saint Bartholomew dates back to the 14th century. Designed by Valencian architect Domingo Urteaga, the church was built in the Elizabethan Gothic style to meet the two needs of the local population: religious worship and defensice protection. From the top of the bell tower, a chaplin once threw rocks at Napoleonic troops who had marched into the town in 1812, once those French troops gained access to the church, the chaplin himself was thrown from the tower! look for the statue of Bartholomew in the tympanum above the eastern entrance as well as the defensive machicolations above both doorways.
AYUNTAMIENTO, Plaça de l'Esglèsia
The town hall building were once the town's court room which were originally built in the 18th century. Underneath this fine building are the remains of a medieval cemetery which was used during the 14th and 15th centuries and some of the ancient graves can still be seen under the glass floor of the tourist office.