Some 66,000 people call the rocky hillsides of the municipality known as Alcoy (or Alcoi) home. Its deep historic roots which date back more than 60,000 years draw travelers in search of connecting to an earlier time. Ancient rock paintings near la Sarga and Iberian settlement ruins are part of what makes Alcoy a unique destination.
In addition to shadowy caves and plains dotted with Greco-Roman pottery fragments, the city is home to a number of significant architectural structures. The Barchell Castle, hermitage of St. Anthony the Abbot, the Archeological Museum and the convent of Sant Agusti are all popular stops on a tour of the past in scenic Alcoy.
While there’s plenty to see in Alcoy (Alcoi) any time of year, the Moros y Cristianos festival in April proves the most interesting and unique time to visit. Festivities include an impressive parade, Medieval costumes and several days’ worth of events.