Almoines is located a few kilometers from Gandia. To get there from Alicante of Valencia take the Autopista AP7 and exit junction 61. N332 coast road and Almoines will be signposted off the CV680
You can catch a train from Valencia to Gandia and an onward bus from Gandia to Almoines.
A very pretty small Spanish town, which has its own weekly market, traditional fiestas, a good array of bars, coffee shops and restaurants, bakers, hairdressers and sports centre.
Weekly market has plenty of produce for sale and the main square has coffee shops for relaxing and watching the world go by.
Local sports centre has a municipal swimming pool for adults and children, football club, tennis courts, padel courts and basketball.
The pint of milk test the the local supermarket, which is very well stocked and the staff are very friendly. The local bakers has some beautiful cakes, bread and traditional Spanish produce,
The municipality of Almoines bordering localities Bellreguard, Beniarjó, Gandia, Rafelcofer and Real, all in the region of Safor.Gandia being the biggest of the towns in the local area.
Beaches are about a 10 minute drive away or a bus. Nearest beaches are Daimus, and Miramar, if you want a busy beach then Grau de Gandia. The beaches are white sand, with shallow waters with various activities such as wind surfing, snorkelling, kite surfing, pedaloes and much more.
There are several schools in and around the area but the nearest International School is the British School Gandia
Walking and hiking are two great activities in this area, beautiful mountain walks or a stroll through the orange groves, a great place if you have pets and enjoy the countryside way of life.
Casa de Cultura - holds many cultural events all year - exhibitions, lectures and summer concerts held in the beautiful gardens in July and August (many are free)
Cycling is another big activity in Spain with plenty of cycle routes in and around the region and in the mountains an array of mountain biking paths.
Water Sports there are a huge selection of beaches to choose from, Daimus, Grau de Gandia are the closest beaches, jet skiing, wind surfing, dinghy sailing from the marina, kite surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking basically anything you can think of is just 10 minute drive away. Also there is a yacht club.
Equestrian Centre there are 3 main centres where you can have lessons, a hack or show jumping.
Tennis Club is situated near the Grau de Gandia and is not just for tennis but Padel courts too. Lessons are available for all ages and abilities.
Golf Club in Ganida is situated between Gandia and the beach of Grau de Gandia. 9 Holes with a putting green and practice range.
Local municipal swimming pool is within walking distance to the majority of properties, this is open in the summer months. The sports centre has a variety of sports available and is open all year.
Shopping Gandia is a city and has all the shops expected of a city, indoor shoping complexes with cinemas, Calle Major and streets off have around 800 different shops, Grau de Gandia for beach shopping and on the outskirts are the DIY shops, car showrooms, garden centres basically various industrial estates have everything you need.
Beaches of Gandia photo on the right.
The climate is Mediterranean. Southeast winds predominate in winter and north in summer. They say the same as California which is why they can grow oranges and lemons.
Almoines is of Muslim origin. In 1574 emerged as independent parish under the patronage of St. James, and was to schedule the hamlets and Benieto Morera, today the term of Gandía depopulated. In 1609 had 120 families Moriscos left with five old Christian families took almost half a century to regain its population. He belonged to the Duchy of Gandia.
Until the seventeenth century, was an important Almoines sugar producer. Currently, all the crops are irrigated by waters Serpis through the ditch Gandía Commune. The main wealth of the term comes from the orange crop, having several stores dedicated to marketing.
In 1848, Henri Gaujoux Lombard, a French industrialist, originally from Nimes, installed at a silk factory. Fifty years later, three of his sons founded the Lombard reason Frères, which created a bench, eating the roots and break with widened purchased or other manufacturing centers. All this, in the midst of a widespread crisis in the sector. Things went well until the ups and downs of 1929, which affected the supply of raw material. The increased mechanization over silk yarn artificial fibers. Between 1950 and 1973, the workforce has had about 500 workers, mostly women who were traveling from the Real de Gandia, Beniarjó or Rafelcofer. The decline of factory work was very sharp but was partially offset by the emergence of new industries: in 1976 the production of textiles made of silk and the nineties, the factory closed for good.
The arrival of the railway in 1893 Alcoy Gandía, running until 1969, was a major improvement in communications.
Parish Church of St. James the Apostle (church of Sant Jaume Apostle in Valencian), XIX century.
the old farmhouse of Ratchet (l'Antiga Alqueria of Trinquet in Valencian), medieval monemental set, 1 private property.
the old silk mill Lombard (Lombard silk factory in Valencian), second half of the nineteenth century.
The Route of the Monasteries of Valencia crosses Almoines.
Porquet San Antonio (Sant Antoni's Porquet in Valencian): the first party of the year, around January 17. The festival's eve party with bonfire and popular animated by dolçainers. The next day is the blessing of the animals and the distribution of blessed bread, and then a popular food, games and the traditional beam cucañas soapy.
Carnival: in February, the village children celebrate Carnival with parades through the streets, all dressed up and with a party in the school yard.
Failures: failures are also a school party. Children build a fault that burn in the schoolyard.
Heart of Jesus: the third Sunday of June. 's Eve dance with orchestra and cordaes verbena. Sunday Mass, procession, games and attractions for children and fireworks.
Midsummer: in step 23 to June 24. The council makes a proclamation calling for all the residents who have some junk to be left burning in the street and, in the afternoon, passing a truck that picks them up and piled in the middle of the square. At night tables are assembled around him, and people dinner (the council pays drink and samorra). Then there dance festival, fire is thrown into the fire and the party is over and licking flames leaping around the world with water sources and fire hoses.
Supervisory celebrations: in September the festivities are dedicated: the Christ of Hope (party of men);
the Ecce Homo (Party Castle district);
the Aurora (Youth Festival).
Since the celebration of the fourth centenary of the founding of the parish, in 1974, the people have the custom of celebrating, in the festivities, all previously done in the course of the year, as of Perpetual Help, Sant Vicent Ferrer , Stone Saints or the daughters of Mary. There despertaes tickets, Moors and Christians, popular dinner with free distribution of wine and fruit samorra, parades and costume balls, dances and cordaes verbena. The Aurora festeros make the calling of a roped roglet, in which hundreds of rocket burn out.
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