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Xixona, Alicante


Xixona. El poble II


Xixona (Valencian language) or Jijona (Spanish), is located about 20 Km inland from Alicante city, it is famous because the most traditional Christmas sweet, the Turron, is produced here and exported all over the world.



The Turron is made of almonds, eggs, sugar and honey and is sold mainly during December for the Christmas celebrations. With over 7,500 inhabitants, Jijona´s economy is based on the Turron industry, you can visit the Museum of Turron, where you will learn the Turron production process since ancient times, definitely worth to visit. Examples of different kinds of turron are Turron de Almendra (almond), Turron de Cacahuete (Peanut) and Turron de Avellana (roasted hazelnut). The two most famous kinds of Turron come from this town.

Located in the foothills of Pena Roja mountain, Jijona area offers spectacular views and scenery, pine and oak trees forest, high mountains, valleys and the Mediterranean Sea. The highest mountain of the municipality is known as Carrasueta, 1300 meters above sea level. The location of the city as it stands today goes right back to the Moorish period of Almohad (12th and 13th centuries).

What to do in Jijona

  • Turron Museum

  • Monastery of Virgen de Orito

  • Old Castle

  • Santa Barbara Chapel

  • Santa Maria Church


  • On top of visiting the above places, there are many outdoor activities available for visitors such as walking routes, rock climbing or horse riding among others and remember that the beautiful Mediterranean sea is just a short drive away.. As in many towns around Costa Blanca, one of the mostt important celebrations is the Moors and Christian festival (second half of February)..




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