Cocentaina (Valencian: [kosenˈtajna], Spanish: [koθenˈtajna]) is a town located in the comarca of Comtat, in the province of Alicante, Spain. The village is located between the mountainous Serra de Mariola national park and the Serpis river. Cocentaina is ideally situated for both road and mountain biking. Many of the roads are used for training by professional teams (Astana have been seen regularly), and several roads have been used by the Vuelta a España.
|Autonomous community||Valencian Community|
|• Mayor||Mireia Estepa Olcina (PSOE)|
|• Total||52.94 km2 (20.44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||430 m (1,410 ft)|
|• Density||220/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The economy of Cocentaina is chiefly based on the textile industry.
The most important monuments in Cocentaina are the convents of the orders of Saint Clare (from the 16th century) and Saint Francis, the Catholic church of L'Assumpció and the Palace of the Counts of Cocentaina.
The Moros i cristians festival and the Fira de Tots Sants ("All Saints Fair") of Cocentaina attracts many tourists each year. The Moros i Cristians festival is dated in 1586.
- Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Cocentaina.|
- Ajuntament de Cocentaina, Municipal government of Cocentaina (in Spanish and Catalan)
- L'Escaleta Restaurant, Michelin star (*)
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