We dare you to travel to Ondara!
If you want to see a slice of traditional Spain, Ondara holiday rentals will be perfect for you. Because it is a little off the beaten path, be sure to reserve your accommodations early. The area is rich in history. There is evidence that the area was settled as early as the Paleolithic era. The Romans built a necropolis there, and it was settled by the Moors who built a castle on the location. In 1244, the area was conquered by King Jaime I, and most of the Moors were driven out of the area. The ones who were left became known as Moristos, Moors who had adopted the Christian faith. In 1609, they, too, were driven from the area. During the War of the Spanish Succession, the town was looted and burned.
Spanish culture at its purest with our Ondara holidays
In more recent history, the area is largely agricultural. The city is cradled in a green basin of agricultural endeavor, including orange groves and vineyards. Ondara is a pleasant place for a quiet get-away for those who want to play in the water, soak up the sun, and enjoy being away from the bustle of larger cities. One of its main attractions is a large bullring that was originally built in the late 1800’s, but was then destroyed in the Spanish Civil War in 1936-39. The bull ring was rebuilt in 1959, and remains one of the local attractions. This should be one of the things you see while on a villa holiday in Ondara. Ondura celebrates many festivals, including the Festival of St. Jaime, held in June each year. These festivals include parades and other activities. If your Ondara accommodation is nearby, these will definitely be something worth a look.
Horse-riding across spectacular Spanish landscapes with Ondara villa rentals
Other local activities include horse-back riding. There is an equestrian school and stable located there. They rent out horses, give trail rides and also have classes in horsemanship. Climbing the clock tower is also a local attraction or activity. The view from the top is phenomenal, looking out over the rest of the town. You may even be able to see your Ondara apartments from there. Another interesting building is the town hall, which is housed in what used to be a 17th century convent. A much more modern building, La Marina Centro Commercial, is also worth viewing. More than that, it contains an array of shops and has a view out over the ocean, as well as modern bathrooms, food shops and free WiFi for those needing technology connections.
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