Gandia is a beautiful and amazing, historical City, one of the largest in the area, about 55 km north of Calpe. The main tourists' attraction is the Gothic Palace called the Palau Duca, built in the 14th century and the birthplace of the famous Saint Francisco de Borja, grandson of Pope Alexander VI. The old town of Gandia and the many different beaches are major attractions of the City.
Gandia is divided into two zones, Gandia City, with the historical monuments, shops and commercial activities, and Gandia beach, with the hotels, apartments and summer residences. The famous yearly held “fallas” festivities are its cultural highlight of the year. During these “Fallas”, Gandia City and Gandia beach are filled with its parades and music.
Gandia will always be linked in history to the famous house of Borgia. Callixtus III and Alexander VI, who ruled as popes in the Vatican in the 15th century and were members of this family. When the family returned to Spain, they restored the “Duke of Gandia” as a hereditary Spanish title.
Gandia`s population is 75.500, foreigners being 10%, mainly British, Bolivian and Bulgarian.
Gandia: amazing, historical, challenging, relaxing, unforgettable!