Requena

Orientation & Geography

Europe, Spain, Provincia de Valencia / València

Requena is a municipality in eastern Spain, in the province of Valencia, located on the left bank of the river Magro. The town was formerly a Moorish fortress, occupying a strong position in the mountainous region of Las Cabrillas (1000 meter). It is dominated by the ancient citadel of the Moors, and still has traces of the original town walls. There are three ancient parish churches; San Nicolas, the oldest, dates from the 13th century, but was partly restored in 1727. Near the town are the sulphurous springs of Fuentepodrida.