Benifaió

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Benifaió
Skyline of Benifaió
Coat of arms of Benifaió
Coat of arms
Benifaió is located in Spain
Benifaió
Benifaió
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°17′5″N 0°25′41″W / 39.28472°N 0.42806°W / 39.28472; -0.42806Coordinates: 39°17′5″N 0°25′41″W / 39.28472°N 0.42806°W / 39.28472; -0.42806
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceValencia
ComarcaRibera Alta
Judicial districtCarlet
Founded1250
Government
 • AlcaldeMarta Ortiz Martínez (PSOE-PSPV)
Area
 • Total20.1 km2 (7.8 sq mi)
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total11,930
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Benifaioner, benifaionera (Valencian language)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
46450
Official language(s)Valencian Castilian
WebsiteOfficial website

Benifaió is a municipality in the comarca of Ribera Alta in the Valencian Community, Spain. In the central plaza, it contains a tower built by the Moors

Main sights[edit]

  • Tower of la Plaça: It was part of a defensive structure, palace-castle, the adjoining buildings are also part of the palace of Falcó and the old Town Hall. In 1978 the old Town Hall was demolished being the tower free of three parts. Subsequently, it was used as a storehouse, prison, and even a pigeon house; the interior is covered with vaults built with cane sticks and mud. On the first floor, with vault, within the centre of the tower, there is a ladder with high stairs which will rise over the four levels. In the surrounding area there is a set of Gothic tunnels with diaphragmatic arches that are not open for visitors and are likely to be valued [2]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Benifaió is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Cultural Heritage: Exploiting Opportunities for Rural Development : MANCOMUNITAT DE LA RIBERA ALTA : Cultural Heritage Poles Study" (PDF). Programmemed.eu. Retrieved 2017-02-23.