How to arrive:
The village of Benavites is connected by local roads with Faura and Almenara. The N-340 road, which connects to Valencia and Barcelona, and the Mare Nostrum motorway, the main route along the Spanish Mediterranean coast, lie to the east. It is 37 km from Valencia and 7 km from Sagunto, the administrative region’s capital.
“La olla” (with meat or spinach), paella and stews (with meat and vegetables) are the highlights of the local gastronomy.
Places of interest:
The defence tower, of Muslim origin, dates from the 13th- and 14th-centuries. Due to its structure, it is believed to have formed part of great fortification. It is 25m tall and, unlike most of the defensive towers dating from the same period, it is in perfect condition. It was declared a National Monument in 1981. The Church of Our Lady of the Angels, declared a historic monument. “Les Cases Pairals” (18th-century) are representations of the traditional houses to be found in Valencian rural villages, many of them still in full use by their owners. The wetland is one of Benavites’ most unique natural landscapes. It is one of the typical small coastal wetlands of the Valencia Region and has been classed as Site of Community Interest (SCI) by the European Union due to its high ecological value within the Almenara and Almardà marshlands.
Benavites celebrates its festivities in honour of Our Lady of the Angels during the first days of July. The festivities include bull-running in the village’s streets and squares, as well as toro embolado.