Concentiana famous for Medieval Market Costa Blanca.

Costa Blanca,  Cocentaina is a town that, after the image of modernity that gives it its current urban appearance, hides a long history.

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Almost 700 years ago King Pedro gave ceremoniously the people of permission to celebrate the day of the dead on 1st November with a local market.

Concentaina Market Little did he know that all these years later this market would have grown to include more than 700 stalls which sell just about everything from a donkey to a washing machine.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people converge on this massive market which fills almost every street in the town. The fragrant smells of oriental spices blend with the hunger provoking smells of a range of local delicacies being prepared for sale. Market day

In the medieval section, where animals mingle with stallholders wearing traditional medieval costume, it is easy to imagine you have been transported back over the years to the original market of 1346.

In the Moroccan section you are transported to the souks of North Africa Elsewhere there are stalls selling clothes, toys, household good, livestock, second hand goods.

In fact just about everything that you could imagine. A day at the annual Concentaina market is a truly unique experience.

Mercado Medieval en Cocentaina

COCENTAINA. Alicante pueblo a pueblo.

Historical, monumental, festive Town, ... Cocentaina is a town that, after the image of modernity that gives it its current urban appearance, hides a long history. A past that can be discovered in the streets of its old town, where it accumulates a rich architectural and cultural heritage, which the town people have managed to preserve and show with pride.

Listed below are the local Hotels I think it goes without saying that you need to book in a advanse for the market dates.

Torreta de Sant Tomàs

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Cocentaina – Show on map (In the city centre)
Situated in the town of Cocentaina, Torreta de Sant Tomás features a fireplace and a seating area with a TV and DVD player. This country house is just 150 metres from shops and restaurants.
Reservation possible without a credit card
Hotel Nou Hostalet

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1-star hotel
Cocentaina – Show on map (350 m from centre)
Located in Cocentaina, just an hour’ s drive from Benidorm, Dènia or Valencia, Hotel Nou Hostalet offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and a 24-hour reception.
Hotel Odon

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3-star hotel
Cocentaina – Show on map (1 km from centre)
Located 50 metres from Cocentaina's main street, Hotel Odon is just 45 km from Alicante. It has a terrace with great views of the countryside.

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