La Safor

Located on the bank of the River Serpis, l’Alqueria de la Comtessa has a practically flat term, thanks to the river sediments, only altered by the mountain de Sant Miquel and el barranc de Seret, or Palmera.

How to arrive
La carretera N-332 passa pel municipi de l’Alqueria de la Comtessa; a més, a prop de la població estan les eixides de l’autopista A-7 d’Oliva i de Xeresa.
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The Patron Saint Festivals are held from 29th June to 2nd July, in honour of Sant Pere and Sant Pau (patrons of the population), el Crist de l’Empar and la Divina Aurora. The second week of September is el Porrat dels Santets de la Pedra.

Few places hide so perfectly the fusion of Arab and Christian cultures as this population. Its place name is composed of “Alqueria” that refers to the Arab word al-qaria “house of fields to cultívate or little-populated land” and “de la Comtessa”, which refers to the Countess of Oliva and lady of the term of Rebollet, who would manage the population after the Christian conquest.

Among the most important historical elements are el Rabat, a former fortified Arab monastery, l’Ermita de Sant Miquel and l’Alqueria del Trinquet, a fortress from the 18th century with a tower and wall.

Gentilici: Alqueriense

Natural resources:

  • Barranc de Palmera