Ròtova – The Essential Guide from Local Residents…

Enjoy our quick guide to Ròtova, a small town located in Spain’s Valencia region with a population of only more than 1,200 people.

Below, we feature an expat interview with Vanessa Crocker-Dean of Hello2Spain who covers the Ròtova area.

Specifically, we asked Vanessa on the advantages of moving to Ròtova and the value for money that you can get if you decide to stay permanently in the area.

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Vista General del Poble, Ròtova – Photo by Roman, Wikimedia commons

Where is Ròtova?

Ròtova (Rotova Valencian) is a municipality in the Valencian Community, Spain, belonging to the province of Valencia, in the region of La Safor .

Geography

Located in the southern part of the province of Valencia, Ròtova has two distinct parts: the southeast which is occupied by an alluvial plain formed by the Vernisa River and its right tributary ravine Pay, which binds to the Alfauir shortly before reaching the Vernisa. This is the area occupied by irrigated crops, especially orange. From the river’s course to the northwest of Vernisa, the field becomes high and mountainous.

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Riu Vernisa, Ròtova – Photo by Almar, Wikimedia Commons

The highest point is the Cerro del Agua (Aigua, 590 meters). This is followed by the Alto de las Águilas (Alt de les Àguiles, 581 meters) and the Alto de la Fuente Blanca (Alt de la Font White, 557 meters), all in the far northwest.

Next to the population are the hills of Castell and of the Plain. Among the hill of Water (Aigua) and the Alto de las Águilas (Alt de les Àguiles), the source for Llibrells was formed, which later gave rise to Garrofers dels ravine that runs across the north before emptying into the Vernisa between Ròtova and the Monastery of San Jeronimo de Cotalba .

What is the climate like in Ròtova?

The climate is Mediterranean.

How can we get there?

From Valencia, you can gain access to this location by taking the road through the N-332 and then connect with the CV-686 and finish in the CV-60.

Are there smaller villages nearby that you might also recommend?

The municipality of Ròtova limited to the following locations: Ador, Alfahuir , Almiserat , Luchente and Palma de Gandia , all of the county of Safor ( Valencia ) .

History and Places to See

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Church of Ròtova – Photo by Almar, Wikimedia commons

Ròtova historical development has been almost parallel to the life of the Monastery of San Jeronimo de Cotalba, northeast and out and the term.

Parish Church. It is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew the Apostle. The communion chapel was added in 1901.

Palace of the Counts of Ròtova. Manor house in which we see the coat of arms and a column next to the original stone staircase Calcaria imperial.

Monastery of San Jeronimo de Cotalba. This Gothic-Renaissance monastery was founded by Alfonso of Aragon and Foix in 1388. It is located just 1 km from the village of Ròtova.

Route of the Monasteries of Valencia. Ròtova is nestled in the itinerary of this monumental and cultural route which opened in 2008 and runs through the town.

You can also visit the historic Monastery of San Jeronimo de Cotalba .

Local celebrations

San Antonio Abad. It is celebrated on January 17 with the traditional bonfire and blessing of the animals.

La Candelaria, celebrated on February 2.

San Matías (Sant Macia). Held during the last weekend in February with a traditional “porrat” and medieval market.

Moors and Christians (First weekend in August)

Major Festivals

The festivities are held on the first weekend of September, beginning on Friday and ending on Monday. The first day is in honor of the Virgen de la Salud (the patron saint of the municipality); the second day is in honor of the Divine Aurora; the third day after the Christ of faith and the fourth day in honor of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle.

Gastronomy

Cuisine of the province of Valencia. This includes rice, paella, baked rice (with dried beans and turnips, rice crust) and Lent rice among others.

It also includes Corn Cakes which are made with corn flour and wheat and stuffed with anchovies, egg, tuna, or with grilled sardines; and sweets such as egg rolls, sweet potato dumplings and almond, pumpkin, rolls of brandy, the carquiñoles, shortbread, biscuits, macaroons, etc.

Hello2Spain logo, biggerVanessa, thank you so much for sharing this information on your experiences in Spain to our readers. If you want to contact her, you can find her details below.

Hello2Spain

Marques de Campo, 6, 03700 Denia
Tel. +34 672 208 879
Email: info@hello2spain.com
Website: www.hello2spain.com


Here is an interesting tourist video of Ròtova.


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