Chimney at dawn, Onteniente, Valencia, Spain.Ontinyent is a municipality in the comarca of Vall d'Albaida in the Valencian Community, Spain.
Chimney at dawn, Onteniente, Valencia, Spain.
Ontinyent is a municipality in the comarca of Vall d'Albaida in the Valencian Community, Spain. It is situated on the right bank of the Clariano or Ontinyent, a tributary of the Xúquer, and on the Xàtiva–Alcoi railway.
Ontinyent has a parish church remarkable for its lofty square tower, and a palace of the dukes of Almodòver. There is a large modern suburb outside the old town, which was formerly a walled city; some vestiges of the ramparts still remain. Linen and woollen cloth, paper, brandy, furniture and earthenware are manufactured; and there is some trade in cereals, wine, almonds and olive oil.
Vall d'Albaida (Valencian pronunciation), Spanish: Valle de Albaida, is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain, of some 722 square kilometers and some 90,000 inhabitants around the year 2008 at aprox 70 km of the city of Valencia . Reconquered by the Aragonese king James I of Aragon in the first middle of the 13th Century to the Spanish Moors it was heavily populated by Muslim descendants, till they were confronted in the 17th Century (1610) with either leaving the country or becoming compulsorily baptized and practicing fully as new Christians.
Some important villages are Ontinyent, Bocairent, Albaida and Fontaneras del Alforins.