History Talk: A journey through the fascinating history of the “Royal Town” of Xàbia/Jávea

When:
Mon 11 November, 2019 @ 10:30 – 12:30
2019-11-11T10:30:00+01:00
2019-11-11T12:30:00+01:00

Lecturer: Angela Chantry

Subject: A journey through the fascinating history of the“Royal Town” of Xàbia / Jávea.

 

The presentation takes a journey through the fascinating history of Jávea, revealing that the town had a place in events belonging to the great history of Spain: from the rock paintings in the caves of the Montgó; the Roman salt works; the Muslim farmers who lived and worked in settlements on the terraced farm land; El Cid’s landing by sea; Phillip III who granted Jávea the status of “Royal Town”; the attacks by pirates; the booming raisin industry – Jávea has a very interesting past and it was not until 1981 that the town really began to take part in Spain’s booming tourist industry.