Gata de Gorgos back

Handicraft and Tradition

Visit to Gata de Gorgos. In Gata, you will find the Avda de la Marina Alta and the Plaza de España full of little shops where you can buy locally crafted articles made from wicker, palm and cane, as well as other pieces of craftwork, such as bobbin lacework, handmade guitars (you can watch these being made on weekdays), ceramic ware, glass ware, leather goods, etc.

Right in the town centre is the Parish Church dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel built in the 17th century. From here you can start your walk around the old town, which still retains its traditional village atmosphere.

You could also take a walk along the left bank of the Gorgos River, in the riverside gardens of la Font del Ríu i l’Arrabal, observing the many different sculptures placed along the way, forming a veritable Open Air Art Museum.

Around the town you will find some of the most important landmarks of the region, such as the municipal open-air laundry known nowadays as la Rana, located on the Jávea road and currently in disuse, although now restored and acting as a social meeting point for the townspeople who sit beneath the shade of the hundred-year-old tree there. In the heart of the old town, on the les Alcolaes road, you will come across another unspoilt natural space, known as la Font de la Mata. And nearby there are other areas perfect for hiking, such as la Font d’Aixa, situated in Pedreguer municipal district.

Around Gata the main agriculture is fruit growing, with almond and olive groves, and many vineyards. The Moscatel grape is cultivated here, from which the sweet liqueur wine known as Mistela is made. This is the perfect drink to accompany the many delicious sweetmeats of the region, such as the local almond cake, the pumpkin cakes, the almond and raisin biscuits, etc.

Typical food

The cold meats and sausages of this area are well known; prepared using traditional recipes and methods, you can try the ‘botifarra’ sausages, the “sobrassada”, the “llonganiseta”, the “salxixa”,etc