Piles ( Castilian Bellreguart ) is a municipality in the Valencian Community, in the comarca of La Safor on the Costa del Azahar (Mediterranean coast).

  • 2.1 Town twinning
  • 2.2 Regular events
  • 2.3 Specialty
  • 2.4 traffic
  • 2.5 Public bodies
  • 2.6 Education


Community structure

Platja de Piles

( Castilian Playa de Bellreguart )

How many population centers in the Comarca " La Safor " near the coast, Piles also has a beach settlement by the sea. This is situated between Playa de Guardamar de la Safor and Playa de Miramar. The old town, known by locals simply as " pueblo ", is located about 3.3 kilometers further inland. First line to the sea are mainly multi-storey residential buildings, but also in some smaller cottages, separated only by a promenade of the beach and sea. At the Plaza de la Marina is a children 's playground as well as a tourist information center.


The determination of the origin is difficult. Firstly, the archive was destroyed by fire, on the other hand, there are hardly any archaeological remains. However, a 1984 Moorish discovered necropolis indicates an Islamic origin. In 1486 it was bought by the Duke of Gandia. In a paper from this period for the first time the old Arabic name Sotaia was replaced by the present. After the expulsion of the Moors in 1609, the place was a ghost town. This is not surprising when you consider that 165 families had only four Christian roots. The repopulation by Catalan and mallorquisische emigrants after 50 years, only about 30 % of the original population out. Since then, the population is growing steadily.


A twinning is with the community Bazzano Italy.

Regular events

  • Moros y Cristianos. Parades and festivities, see How in almost all communities with the same historical background also in Piles held annually. The next major move, which is very similar to the spread in Germany carnival parades, you can visit in Oliva. But even in Piles find yourself parades with elaborate costumes instead.


As in all coastal towns of the Region of Valencia rice dishes are also prevalent in Piles. The rice is cooked, fried, stewed, consumed as paella or a stew.

Typical of Piles is a " figatells " called specialty that consists of liver and spices and is similar in shape meatballs or meatballs.


The national road N -332 leads through Piles and connects the city with the surrounding communities such as Oliva or Gandia, but also with Valencia. There is also the nearest airport, at about the same distance as the airport of Alicante. The next ( bus ) station is located in Gandia. A bus service operates daily and regularly between Gandia and the surrounding communities as well as their beach settlements. About the European Route 15 ( AP-7 ), the place is also accessible via the exits Oliva or Gandia.

Public institutions

In Platja de Piles is a guard of the Local Police. During the season the beach during the day from the Creu Roja ( kast. Cruz Roja ) is monitored. In an emergency, several paramedics and a motorboat are standing by for example to provide first aid for circulatory collapse and injuries. Different colored flags (green, yellow and red) indicate whether swimming is allowed, it is not recommended, or entering the water is prohibited.


In the old town there is a library and a night school with different courses. Facilities of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Valencia located in Gandia.