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The Re-Founding of the Duchy of Gandia, the Power of the Borgia Family

At the end of the 15th century, the Borgia family, already settled in Xativa, bought the Duchy of Gandia. From their establishment in this city, the most splendid period of its historical centre began with the construction or reconstruction of numerous monuments, palaces, and convents that will be visited on the first day.
In addition, there will be stops to discover other important Borgia legacies on the way to Gandia and there will even be time to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain.

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Monastery of Santa María de la Valldigna
10:151 h

Monastery of Santa María de la Valldigna

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Originally built at the end of the 13th century in Cistercian Gothic style, this monastery suffered great losses as a result of different earthquakes, and what can be seen today are the different constructions or remodelling from the 16th century onwards.
One of the main protagonists of this monastery is Roderic de Borja, later Pope Alexander VI, who ordered the construction of the Chapter House.
Part of the walls of the monastery and the different rooms are still preserved today. The ceilings can be seen in the church of Santa Maria de la Valldigna and the Chapter House.
Open Hours: From 16 September to 14 May, Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00. From 15 May to 30 June and from 1 to 15 September, Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00, 16:00 – 20:00. July and August, Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 23:00.

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