Guide to Monovar (Monòver), a town on the Costa Blanca, Spain.

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Guide to Monovar Spain (Monòver)

Monovar (Monòver)- The small but thriving town of Monovar lies deep within Spanish vineyard country. Famous for its fine red wines produced from the Monastrel grape, Monovar is a must visit place for wine lovers.

There were settlements in the area of Monovar (Monòver) as far back as the Neolithic Era and later there is some evidence of Roman occupation. Known history goes back to the Arab conquests (8th to 13th Centuries) and there exists remains of a fortified enclosure and castle.

Freed from the Arab stranglehold by the christian king Jaime I in 1296, Monovar later became part of the kingdom of Valencia.

Wine production became very important in Monovar during the 19th Century when the vineyards of France were all but destroyed by an outbreak of Phylloxera.

Monovar (Monòver) is located on the CV83 between Pinoso and Elda about 34 km from Alicante.

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Nearby Places: Elche - Elda - Novelda - Monforte del Cid - Biar - Castalla - Onil - Agost - Santa Pola - Sax - Aspe - Jijona - Villena - Los Arenales - Hondon de los Frailes

Attractions: Rio Safari Elche - Fortuna Spas - Santa Barbara Castle

Golf Courses: La Finca Golf - La Marquesa Golf - Spain Golf

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