Petrer Alicante

Guide to Petrer, and map of the town on the Costa Blanca, Spain.


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Petrer Map and Guide

Petrer Map: Above you will see an interactive Petrer map, giving the location of the town in the Alicante province of the Costa Blanca, Spain. Using the controls on the top left of the map you can 'zoom' and 'pan' and get a detailed street map of Petrer, or move around to view surrounding towns and villages. By using these features you can see the nearby areas of Elda, Novelda, Lloma Bada, Torreta, Monovar, Sax, Castalla and Monforte del Cid.

Located in the district of Vinalopo Mitja in the Alicante province of Spain, the town of Petrer has a population of about 30,000 and lies on the Rambla de los Molinos river close to the large town of Elda.

An ancient town, Petrer was settled as far back as the Neolithic Period and had Iberian settlers around 4,000 years ago. Its castle was built in the 12th century, during the Arab occupation of the region. After the Christian reconquest it became first part of Castille (1244), and later part of Aragon after the Treaty of Elche (1305). The remaining Moors were expelled in 1609, after which the town became depopulated and suffered a period of decline.

Modern day Petrer has an important footwear industry, its main tourist attractions are the Moorish castle, the San Bartolome church and the hermitage of San Bonifacio, its main fiesta is the Moors and Christians festival, held in May.

Petrer can be accessed via the A-31 north of Elche.

Nearby Places: Elda - Elche - Novelda - Biar - Monovar - Sax - Aspe - Villena

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

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

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