Novelda (Valencian: [noˈvɛlda], Spanish: [noˈβelda]) is a town located in the province of Alicante, Spain. As of 2009, it has a total population of 27,135 inhabitants.
City and Municipality
Monastery of Santa María Magdalena.
Coat of arms
Location in Spain
Novelda (Valencian Community)
|Coordinates: 38.385°N 0.768°W|
|• Mayor||José Rafael Sáez Sánchez (PP)|
|• Total||75.7 km2 (29.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||241 m (791 ft)|
|• Density||340/km2 (880/sq mi)|
Novelder, noveldera (Valencian)
Places of tourist interest in Novelda include the monastery of Santa María Magdalena (dated from the 19th century), which has a church designed by a disciple of Antoni Gaudí, the Moorish castle of the Mola, with its unique triangular tower, and the Museum of Modernism. This is a well preserved art nouveau house with original artifacts from the 1920s. The house itself is a work of art. The House-Museum is located in a modernist building designed by Pedro Cerdan Martinez (1863-1947) and is now a centre for modernist research and promotion. There are also several natural and salty lakes to visit in the surroundings.
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