Gata de Gorgos Map.
Gata de Gorgos
The old Spanish Town of Gata de Gorgos is located on the River Gorgos, up river from Javea on the coast and next to the AP7 East coast Motorway (Autopista del Mediterrani). It is a quaint town with narrow streets and loads of artisan shops selling the local craft products and food.
The River Gorgos, also known further upstream as the Jallon, dry in summer, and a raging torrent after winter rains, has formed a deep gorge and a tourist attraction through the town.
The town, Gata, is renowned for
- It's basket weaving and wickerwork craftsmanship using rushes, canes and bamboos.
- Rustic furniture especially wickerwork furniture
- Locally grown grapes . Being a grape growing region it also is a wine producing area
- Locally grown almonds, visit in late January to early February to see the almond trees in full blossom, presenting a sea of pink and white flowers.
All these products can be seen in and outside many of shops in the main street and throughout the town.
Municipal Archaeology Museum, Penyo 10, Gata de Gorgos
Chapel of the Santísimo Cristo (Ermita del Santisimo Cristo). Very small whitewashed building set amongst trees
Parochial Church of San Miguel Arcangel.(Parroquia San Miguel Arcángel) Church Square (Placa de L'Esclesia). The central feature of the square is a csrved stone water feature
Two small interesting churches.
Visit the factory and see is craftsmen making guitars which have an international reputation for the beauty and amazing sound qualities. There is also an exibition of different guitar styles
Carrer Estació, 25. Gata de Gorgos
Change at Benidorm for tram stations Benidorm to Alicante Line 1
The tram jouney to Benidorm is extremely scenic &well worth a trip.
The Tram station is located on Paseo de Alicante with the junction of Carrer Estacio or Av.de la Pau
The bus stop, and Taxis are are in Plaza Nueva
The area is very popular with walkers and there are some stunning walks through the countyside and mountains to the south.