Valentín, the valley of clay
Water, air, earth, fire and artisan hands are the elements necessary for the production of bricks, tiles and roof tiles that has been carried out in Valentín for centuries. The result of the artisan work is the uniqueness and exclusivity of each piece, made with clays from each tile factory and fired using dry residual biomass fuel from the area’s agriculture. Valentín ceramics is legacy, tradition, sustainability, durability and exclusivity.
If you want to know more, visit the websites of the companies, where you can enjoy videos with the production process and the wide catalogue of unique products that each of them offers.
El Mesoncico Craft Market
The ‘El Mesoncico’ craft market is held in the Plaza del Castillo, in the heart of the historic center of the town.
The number of markets held in this new stage is reduced to four: Autumn Flavours in November; Christmas Tales in December; Carnival in February and Spring Roundtables in March.
A very complete program that combines tradition, culture, the best gastronomy and, of course, local and regional crafts, all in the incomparable setting of our historic center of Cehegín. More than fifty artisans from the area come together to offer their products, sausages, ceramics, sweets, soaps, wines, cheeses, etc., and each month you can get to know different traditions of the region.
The traditional cuisine of the area and the richness of the local gastronomy play a leading role in each of the markets, where you can taste a variety of typical dishes and products.
A children’s area, with performances, gifts and games, as well as various craft workshops for the little ones, attractions that recall the most ancient elements of children’s fun, together with demonstrations and craft workshops, consolidate a guaranteed fun for the whole family as a complementary activity.
On the other hand, there is also a tourist information point at this flea market. Come and enjoy an outdoor activity for the whole family in Cehegín.
Those interested in participating with a stall to sell their products can register at the Cehegín Tourist Office (Tel. 968 72 35 50).
The market has a free transport service ¨ the Mesoncico tourist train¨, from the Plaza del Alpargatero, to the Plaza del Mesoncico, to make the visit much more comfortable and without parking problems. The timetable of this transport is from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Antiques and Second Hand Goods Market
Located in the Cehegín Exhibition Centre, it has more than 40 stalls from all over the Region and the province of Alicante, with furniture, kitchen utensils, toys, clothes, small electrical appliances, films, music, books, household goods, antiques, etc…..
Those interested in selling their goods should be aware that the only requirement is that they must not be professionals or wholesalers. To apply for a stall, please contact the Cehegín Tourist Office or call 968 723 550.
To access the park ‘Ginés Ibáñez’ the best entrance coming from the motorway is Cehegín Oeste (West) and once in Cehegín at the first traffic lights take the roundabout in the Plaza del Alpargatero to the left taking the Gran Vía. Almost at the end, take the turning to the right into the street Alfonso X El Sabio until you find the town hall staff who will tell you where to park.