Oliva is a town in the southern Spanish province of Valencia. Oliva is on the Mediterranean, more specifically on the Costa del Azahar.
2013, the city had 27,787 inhabitants.
Culture and sights
The promenade runs through the city center.
In the old town there are two churches:
- San Roque is from the 18th to 19th centuries.
- Santa María la Mayor dates from the 17th to 18th centuries.
There is Santa Anna Castle, built in the 16th century.
The Archaeological Museum tells essentially the story of Olive and the surrounding area until the Middle Ages.
At more than 230 days a year the temperature is above 20 ° C. Winters are mild, summers are hot and dry.
In May 2012, the second stage of the Global Champions Tour takes place in Oliva. From 2009 to 2011, the horse show was held in front of the Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe in the Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias in the drained pool.
Oliva is also a very famous place for Estonian cyclists. These have a training camp in Oliva.
Every Friday there is a market in the city center of Oliva.
The nearest airport is Valencia, which is about 90 kilometers away.
Alicante airport is located 110 km from Oliva away.
- Vicente Parra (* 1931, † 1997), actor
- Francisco Brines ( born 1932 ), poet
- Manuel Mestre ( b. 1935 ), football player
- Enric Soria (born 1958 ), poet
- Enric Morera i Català ( * 1964 ), politician
- David Fuster ( b. 1982 ), football player