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Places in Spain - Gata de Gorgos (Alicante)
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Gata de Gorgos is located in the north of the Costa Blanca, on the eastern coast of Spain. Just off the AP7 highway, Gata de Gorgos is just a short drive from Javea and Denia to the north and Calpe, Altea and Benidorm to the south.

   

Within the region of Valencia, Gata de Gorgos is a small, historical town that was occupied by the Moors during the Arab Conquest in the 8th-13th centuries). In around 1220 the town was re-conquered by Jaime I of Aragon. Originally part of Denia, Gata de Gorgos obtained its independence in 1535.

Gata de Gorgos obtained its name from the Gorgos River (also known as the Jalon River), which runs through the town.

 

Gata de Gorgos

 

As you drive through Gata de Gorgos you will see evidence of what the town is most famous for; articles made from the local esparto grass. These popular items include baskets of all sizes and shapes. There are over 50 shops in the town selling such wares and it makes for an excellent photograph. The area is also dependent on agriculture, especially the production of moscatel grapes that are used to produce raisins.

 
Gata de Gorgos baskets
 
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What to see in Gata de Gorgos

 

Gata de Gorgos

Church of Saint Michael (Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel)

 

Located just off the main street (Av de la Marina Alta/N332), this church has a square clock tower based on three tiers. In front of the church is a carved drinking fountain. The church dates from the 17th century and was constructed by the Count II of Alcudia. Inside are 8 chapels.

   
Gata de Gorgos

Artesan shops line the main street selling all manner of hand-made goods. Ceramics and wickerware are plentiful.

 

 

   
Gata de Gorgos shops
There are also several guitar factories in Gata de Gorgos and within the area there are several wine bodegas.
   
Town hall

The Town Hall is a modern but attractive building with views over the river bed and gorge.

 

The Local Police station is next door.

 

The Municipal Archaeological Museum

 

The Hermitage of El Santisimo Cristo del Calvario

This is a simple church and the location for the celebrations in August. Dating from the 18th century, you can visit on Fridays from 9am and Sundays at 8pm.

 

Guitar factory

The guitar factory is located in Calle Estacio and has an exhibition of guitars in various styles. It is open Monday-Friday 9am-1pm and 3pm-6.30pm.


Transport and getting around

The main road runs through the middle of Gata de Gorgos and narrow streets lead off each side. Parking is limited and the main road is very busy in summer.

 

A great way to get to Gata de Gorgos is via the local train. The picture right shows the train going over the bridge in Gata de Gorgos.

 

Read about the train stops, times and prices here

Train at gata
   

 


Fiestas in Gata de Gorgos

At the end of September, the town comes alive during the fiesta of San Miguel, (Saint Michael). It is mainly an artisan fair that draws huge crowds.

In June, San Juan is celebrated with bonfires.

In August the fiesta is to honour The Christ of the Calvary.

 

Ayuntamiento de Gata de Gorgos
Duquesa de Almodóvar, 3
03740 Gata de Gorgos
Tel: 965 756 089
Fax: 965 756 635

 

Fire Brigade - Emergencies - 112

Local Police, Gata de Gorgos - 965 757 432

Guardia Civil, Gata de Gorgos - 965 756 055

Health centre, Gata de Gorgos - 965 756 350

Red Cross Ambulances, Gata de Gorgos - 965 791 961

Dentist, Gata de Gorgos - 965 757 869

Library, Gata de Gorgos - 965 757 872

Tourist Office, Gata de Gorgos - 965 757 317

 

Sports Centre, Gata de Gorgos - 965 756 129

College Publica, Gata de Gorgos - 965 756 429

Secondary School, Gata de Gorgos - 966 469 192

Farmacy, Gata de Gorgos - 965 756 362

   

Bar, Restaurant El Pati - 966 454 078

Le Petit Cafe - 966 469 265

Restaurant Cuadros - 965 756 092

Casa Parra Restaurant, Av. Marina Alta, 86 - 965 756 121

 

 

Transport

Alicante Airport - 966 919 000

Valencia Airport - 961 598 500

Murcia Airport - 968 172 000

 

Entertainment

The Hermitage of El Santisimo Cristo del Calvario

Tossalet del Calvari, 39

03740

Gata de Gorgos

Tel 965 756 010

 

Guitar factory

Calle Estacio,25

03740

Gata de Gorgos

Tel 965 756 320

   

The Municipal Archaeological Museum

Penyo 10,

03740

Gata de Gorgos

   
   

From Gata de Gorgos, travel to Javea, Denia and Pedreguer

See the caves of Benidoleig

 
 
 
 
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