History of Javea
Have all your friends and colleagues started talking about fascinating real estate plans yet again? Even though you may not enjoy hearing about these property plans and projects, it could be a sign that it’s time for you to start thinking about your own property plans.
Buying an apartment, villa or any real estate property in and around a place that’s rich in history and culture is a wise decision. For both the present and the future.
If you are looking for a place where you can buy profitable real estate, a place that’s peaceful, with scenic beauty and rich history, may we suggest Javea.
You don’t know where it is and what it has to offer? Let’s take a look at the history and what makes Javea an ideal location in terms of property and real estate.
Javea contains a wealth of stunningly beautiful and exciting remnants of the past. The history of the place is one of its highlights.
Admittedly, the sandy beaches and charms of the coastal town are standout temptations for residents and potential new property buyers alike but a bit of history that is infused with adventure and mystery can’t help but pique the interest of everyone who steps foot in Javea.
Earliest human inhabitants
A few centuries ago, Spain was divided into several kingdoms. Javea was a part of one of those kingdoms and signs of early human inhibition, dating back to 30,000 years ago, have been found on the land.
The people were, of course, hunters and gatherers. And human civilization as we know it hadn’t even started then.
Romans in Javea
As time went on, different cultures, ethnicities, tribes and customs followed into the land of Javea. It was used as a port by the Romans at one time, in the 2nd century. The Old Town museum exhibits relics from the Roman era.
Javea’s past - Islamic Moors
After the Romans had left the land, Javea remained uninhabited until the Islamic Moors arrived and settled there in the 9th century.
In addition to the remains in art and culture, we can still see that their presence has had a lasting effect on Javea. Before the Moors arrived, this region was mainly populated by blonde-haired, blue-eyed inhabitants.
Arrival of Christians in Javea
In 1244, Christians invaded the land of Javea and overthrew Moorish rule. If you visit Javea in July, you can take part in the festival of 'The Moors and the Christians.' Local residents dress up in flamboyant costumes and re-enact battle scenes from that turbulent era of bloodthirsty war.
Threat from pirates
There’s always the promise of adventure when pirates enter the story. However, during the early years, Javea's citizens may not have seen much adventure.
Rather, they were petrified of the threat from pirates. They built a wall for protection and the fishermen lived inside the city gates.
Historical monuments in Javea
No doubt your interest has increased now that you know more about Javea's history. What else is there to find here?
Visit the historical sites and monuments in Javea and relive the adventures in your mind. Real estate properties around these historical areas are well worth your time and investment.
Church of San Bartolomé
For centuries, this Gothic monument, created as a defensive structure, provided both shelter from danger and a place for people to pray.
Between Cabo de San Antonio and Granadella beach, you'll find 14 viewpoints providing spectacular views of the Mediterranean.
Ambolo, Porticholand and Torronel towers
To keep watch on the coast, these lookout towers were erected at strategic points.
Church of the Virgin of Loreto
A church where past meets present in design and structure. Built of materials such as cement and iron, it has an oval shape that mimics the keel of a ship.
Hermitage of Christ of Calvario
This 19th century chapel looks intriguing thanks to its fusion of geometric shapes and the blue tiled dome. It also has an image of Jesus the Nazarene, visible immediately you step inside.
Located in Church Square, the architecture of the building is noteworthy. The façade is finished in tuff stone, there are wrought-iron metal window bars and balconies and wood panelling covers the interior.
Other fascinating places to visit in Javea are Capsades Tower, Acequia de la Noria, Chapel of Popul and Palace of Antonio Bañuls, to name but a few. It’s fair to say that a place to call home in Javea will turn out to be a joy forever.