Guide to Pinoso, a town on the border between the provinces of Alicante & Murcia.

Towns of Spain - Pinoso

On the border between the provinces of Alicante and Murcia the small traditional town of Pinoso is located in mountainous countryside about 450 metres above sea level. Pinoso has a population of just over 7,000 (2006) and a municipal area of around 126km2, formerly a purely agricultural town it is now attracting the attention of foreign buyers as an ideal location for a holiday home away from the hustle and bustle of the busy coastline resorts.

The area around Pinoso is still mostly for agricultural use and grape vines are the most widely grown crop, the Monastrell variety being one of the most popular and this produces some excellent quality red wines for which the area is renowned.

Pinoso is also important for the production of marble and rock salt.

Pinoso holds its weekly market on Saturdays and this is a good place to stock up on fresh produce.

The origins of Pinoso are lost in the mists of time but it is certain that the area was settled by Iberians, Romans (who probably began the vineyards) and Moors.

After the re-conquest Pinoso came under control of the Kingdom of Aragon and at this time was just a small group of hamlets, it gained it's independence from Monovar in 1826. The parish church was built in 1743 in honour of Saint Peter the Apostle.

Interesting towns and villages near to Pinoso include Jumilla, Novelda, Elda, La Romana, Villena, Yecla, Abanilla and Fortuna.

Pinoso is a popular place for those wishing to purchase rural property away from the busy coastlines of the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida. There are a number of Finca style houses and ruins with large plots of land available to buy in the area.

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More Nearby Places: Hondon de los Frailes - Novelda - Yecla - Abanilla

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