Zarra Travel Guide

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panoramic view of ZARRA

panoramic view of ZARRA

Keith Buchanan

Zarra original arab name meaning 'El Antiguo'-'The Old' is the smallest of the six villages that make up the valley of Ayora-Cofrentes in the south-west of Valencia,spain, with a history that dates back over 4000 years.The original castle and village settlements have long since disappeared,what stands today dates back approx' 400 years.

It has an unusual clock tower that is free standing, but close the the church of Santa Ana, situated in the village square. Here you will also find the Ayuntamiento (town hall) and all the local ameneties within a 2 minute walk, such as 3 bars, 2 bakers, 1 butchers and a hairdressers salon.

Zarra boasts a small primary school with one classroom and a doctors surgery (2 hours a day-monday through friday), There is also a pharmacy.

Although small,around 15 calles(streets), It has a very friendly atmosphere,typically spanish.There are around 100 british residents within the 400 villagers that make up the village.

Zarra also celebrates 3 fiestas per year, San Anton in january, Santa Ana in July and the Fiesta de torros (festival of the bulls), generally starting on the first friday in August.Thera are also small one day fiestas throughout the year.

The main trade for this area is agriculture and rural tourism, and in and around Zarra there are many hills to climb and valleys to explore.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: keith Buchanan


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