Town House in Aspe
- Alicante, Aspe, Costa Blanca
Town House on three floors in Aspe, Alicante. It has 4 bedroom with a 5th on the top floor that comes off another, so this could be made into a dressing room or office. The ground floor has a lounge with a hallway which can be taken out to make the space open and bigger, a kitchen with a patio which has a glass block roof, and a bathroom. The first floor has 3 double bedrooms, one of which has space to add a bathroom, and another which has a small terrace with a glass block floor which is above the patio, this looks out to the back and is attached to the neighbors house, but can be closed off for privacy. The top floor has the two rooms and a terrace looking out to the front, with sun all day. Located in the town center, walking distance too al amenities, supermarkerts, bars, restaurants, etc. Mains water, electricity and sewerage.
Aspe town is located in the valley of the river Vinalopó, . It is a charming town, in a rural area surrounded by mountains, vines, olives and almonds but it is also just a few minutes’ drive from the bustling cities of Elche (12 km) and Alicante (25 km). Alicante airport and Costa Blanca’s beaches are just 22 km away.
The economy of Aspe is based on textile and footwear industries, as well as farming. Aspe is also famous for growing a special kind of grape, which is traditionally eaten at the stroke of midnight, every New Year’s Eve, all across Spain.
Places to visit include the historical centre (casco antiguo), Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Socorro (founded in 1602), Town Hall (17th century), Castillo del Río, a walled settlements located 4 km outside the town and the Municipal Historical Museum.
Fiesta de la Virgen de las Nieves, is celebrated from 3rd August, every other year the fiesta takes place in the neighbouring village of Hondón de las Nieves so that the Virgen de las Nieves patron statue can be shared between the town and the village. The Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) fiesta was introduced in 1978 and is celebrated around the 2nd week in August with daily parades and events. The much loved fiesta of La Jira o El Último Jueves has been held for over a hundred years on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday (Maundy Thursday). The town’s people parade around town in various groups, called Jiras, parading around town in their group uniform and gather in the plaza or park to sing a song composed for the fiesta with original lyrics. Each group later spent the day at a country house enjoying the fiesta. The Fiesta de la calle “La Cruz” (Street party, The Cross) is celebrated on the first weekend after May 1 and is one of the oldest festivals in Aspe. There are parades, greasy poles, fireworks, parades, tasting of the traditional dish habas hervías (boiled beans with wine) and a blessing of the four winds by the pastor.