Visits and activities around the Casita Alegria

Our region has so many beautiful discoveries in store, for a total change of scene. Check out everything you can do and see!

What can I do, see or visit in the area?

Pinoso (El Pinós)

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Here you can feast your eyes on the Torre del Reloj, Pinoso’s iconic clock tower, which clock dates back to the late 14th century. Visit it and discover its fascinating clockwork! You might also want to see Don Pedro’s House (Casa de Don Pedro), a typical 19th century house, or Saint Peter the Apostle Church (San Pedro Apóstol). Don’t forget El Pouet, a small building which used to serve as a wash house and drinking trough.

Explore the Monte Cabezo and Santa Catalina hermitages. Hermitages in the Pinoso municipality are all well preserved, and those in Ubeda, Paredón, El Culebrón and Encebras are very old.

You should also visit the Casa del Mármol y del Vino with its exhibitions, auditoria, and screenings. The building has housed the tourist office since 2010.

In Pinoso’s countryside, you will find lots of cucos, i.e. drystone shelters from which shepherds keep watch over the crops. There is also the largest open-air marble quarry in Europe – a thousand feet high with a 68-degree slope.

A port on the renowned Costa Blanca, surrounded by breathtaking, world-famous beaches.

Alicante is full of charm, history and tradition. Downtown, on Mount Benacantil, visit Santa Bárbara Castle – from the top of this fortress, you will enjoy a stunning panoramic view on the Bay of Alicante.

Then discover Saint Mary’s Basilica (Basílica de Santa María), the marina – one of the best spots to watch the sunset – the city hall – a sumptuous baroque palace – and finally, don’t miss the Explanada promenade!


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In Villena, visit the Castle of the Watchtower, a fortress of Arabic origin that strategically overlooks the town.

Discover the Archaeological Museum and its Cabezo Redondo site, the Festero Museum where you can learn about local Moorish and Christian traditions, the Chapi Ruperto Theatre, and an exotic animal rescue centre where guided tours are held on weekends.

If you’re travelling in the summer, don’t miss Villena’s festivals, with great bands and soloists flocking to the town. And keep in mind that this is a land of great wines!

Elche remains quite an Oriental city in Spain. Its palm grove is the largest in Europe and a World Heritage site, with 240,000 palm trees shaping Elche’s exotic, unfamiliar scenery! Discover the art of white palm weaving in an instructive museum.

You should also explore the numerous nature reserves in the area, the Altamira Palace and the Archaeological Museum. Elche’s gardens, especially the Priest’s Garden (Huerto del Cura), are heavenly, romantic places where cacti stand alongside ponds beneath the palm trees.

Finally, visit Saint Mary’s Basilica (Basílica de Santa María), a magnificent building rising above an ocean of palm leaves.



And also...

autres visites casita alegria


Many hikes are possible around Monóvar to discover local nature, wildlife and plant life. The tourist office is there to help you.


The Shoe Museum will teach you how shoes have evolved through history. A new experience: an escape room with different objects and puzzles for you to solve – as a team!


Visit the castle and enjoy breathtaking views on the town. Discover the troglodyte homes to travel back in time.

Have a picnic at Rincón Bello, a wonderful place near a brook and a waterfall. And there’s that amazing sandy space inside Petrer – just like a beach except that there’s no water!


Saint Mary Magdalene’s Sanctuary (Santuario de Santa María Magdalena) is an absolute must-see in Novelda. This religious building is influenced by Catalan modernism and looks quite like Antonio Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

The unavoidable Costa Blanca

If there is one visit you should not miss during your stay, it’s definitely the Costa Blanca, one of the most beautiful seashores in Spain. A must-see!

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