Alcoy Modernism Week hosted from September 17 to 23
The other day while talking to a journalist about the upcoming Modernism Week in Alcoy, it became apparent that when it comes to organizing something like this, Alcoy doesn’t skimp on ingenuity, creativity, enthusiasm, and commitment. This can be seen through our staging of the most spectacular festivities such as the Moors and Christians of Alcoy and the Cabalgata de Reyes Magos on January 5th. In our small city of Alcoy located in the province of Alicante between mountain ranges and natural parks including La Font Roja and Serra de Mariola, the great value of our architectural heritage can be seen through the buildings of Art Nouveau style, Jugendstil, sezession, and more. Because of this, Alcoy was added to the Ruta Europea del Modernismo in 2010. With all this said, we want you to visit us for the week of September 17 to 23 where you will find a city filled with shops, activities, several exhibitions and completely staged in the theme. This will be an experience to remember. On the Turismo Alcoy website you can find all the information you’ll need about our city and the week’s program of events.
Start your adventure now with this video about the Route of Modernism.
In its second year, the Modernist Fair of Alcoy for 2018 will be dedicated to the modernist sculptor, Lorenzo Ridaura (Alcoy 1871 – Anna, Valencia 1963).
Lorenzo Ridaura grew up between Barcelona and Madrid in a family of the Alcoy industrial bourgeoisie that owned the paper mill “Lorenzo Ridaura”. His father, Francisco Ridaura was mayor of Alcoy.
He began his studies in 1890 at the School of Art in Barcelona. He established himself in Madrid between 1899 and 1916 and came into contact with the sculptures of Madrid’s modernism. He received several prizes in national competitions. In 1916 he returned to his hometown, Alcoy, where he created the rest of his great work. Thanks to the industrial development and sociocultural links with high bourgeoisie in Alcoy, the Modernist style in this city located in the interior of Alicante inspired by nature and beauty was born.
Below is a list of the most iconic buildings here in Alcoy that we’d love for you to discover simply by taking a walk through the streets of our town.
- ANTIGUO PARQUE DE BOMBEROS
- CASA DEL PAVO
- CASA LAPORTA
- CÍRCULO INDUSTRIAL
- COCHERAS ANEXAS A VIVIENDA
- CONSERVATORIO DE MÚSICA Y DANZA ‘JOAN CANTÓ’
- EDIFICIO DE LA SUBESTACIÓN HIDROELÉCTRICA
- FÁBRICAS SANT JOAN 43 Y 45
- LA GLORIETA
- VIVIENDA CAPELLÀ BELLOCH, 9
- VIVIENDA JOAN CANTÓ, 10
- VIVIENDA JOAN CANTÓ, 8
- VIVIENDA PAIS VALENCIÀ, 30
- VIVIENDA SANT JOSEP, 24
- VIVIENDA SANT NICOLAU, 29
- VIVIENDA SANT NICOLAU, 35
- VIVIENDA SANT NICOLAU, 4
- VIVIENDAS BARTOLOMÉ J. GALLARDO 1, 3 Y 5
- VIVIENDAS PINTOR CASANOVA 16, 18 Y 20
- VIVIENDAS SANT LLORENÇ, 3 Y 5
For this occasion, Masia La Mota has prepared a special offer to give you the complete experience.
This offer includes 3 nights of accommodation from Thursday to Sunday with a welcome package inside your room. It also includes free late check out (as long as availability allows) and one drink at dinner for each person.
All this could be yours for the couples price of 520€.
For reservations, please call 966540370 or visit our website www.masialamota.com.
Below is a gallery of photos from Alcoy’s first Modernism Week in 2017.
In our Restaurant Masia La Mota we displayed some of artifacts from the time.
Letizia Ameglio (Middle), daughter of Masia La Mota owners is pictured here with with the mayor of Alcoy, Antonio Francés and the director of Tourism, Raquel Huete.
Complete participation by the attendees of this event!
This image was taken by photographer Xavi Terol during the Modernist Fair of Alcoy.
Photograph taken by Indira Amaya at Farmacia El Campanar in Alcoy.
Miss Letizia Ameglio in one of our beautiful center squares of Alcoy