Jávea Pueblo - The Old Town

The historic medieval town, set on a hill-side a couple of kilometres inland on the site of an Iberian walled settlement, the Pueblo preserves an interesting historic centre with typical narrow cobbled streets, white washed houses with iron barred windows, small pretty squares, stately buildings with arched doorways and large gothic windows.

 

The most notable characteristic of its buildings is the use of tosca, an ochre colour sandy stone extracted from local quarries. Foremost among its major monuments is the Gothic fortified Iglesia de San Bartolomé (a National Monument), built between the XIV and XVII centuries to serve its congregation as a refuge in time of invasion.

 

At the side of the church is a beautiful Neo Gothic building which houses the indoor market where you can buy local fresh produce: fruit, vegetables, meat and fresh fish are brought up from the port daily. The popular and colourful outdoor market takes place every Thursday in the Plaza de la Constitucion.