Sella

In the center of a beautiful walking area. Sella is a typical Spanish village with its narrow, steep streets and friendly people is located, just 18 kms from the coast.
The village is popular with nature lovers, hikers, mountaineers, cyclists and beach lovers.
Sella has 650 inhabitants and 5 bars / restaurants , 2 little supermarkets2 bakeries2 ATMs and a pharmacy
In other words, good facilities for a small village.

Sella, Alicante, Ermita de Sante Barbara, Rio Sella

Sella has the typical narrow steep streets that are typical of a Mediterranean village. On top of the hill above the village is the Ermita Santa Barbara, a recently restored chapel and the remains of the old Moorish castle.
The villagers mostly work in the cities on the coast (Alicante, Benidorm, Villajoyosa) and arrive at night and / or the weekend back to the village. The Sella inhabitants are open, curious and welcoming to visitors, which makes you feel welcome and at home.

Culture and Sport

Sella has a rich cultural life. On Friday the village band ‘la Divina Aurora ” practises. Regularly there are concerts in the church or on the plaza Mayor. There is one fair (feria) in spring, semana cultural (August) and a festive week (First weekend in October).
Pelota Valenciana is the number one sport in this region. Hands are taped and the pelota (squash) flies between the teams on the Plaza Mayor. The older villagers sit on chairs along the side making comments. 
House Facades and the street are part of the field.

Plaza Mayor, Narrow streets and Sella Church

Location of the village

Sella (430 m) lies on the southern slopes of de Aitana (1558 m), at the foot of the Sella Penya (1,100 m) in the valley of the Rio Sella. Font Mayor, Font Alcantara and Font de l’Arc, are three springs that provide Sella with drinking water.
During the Moorish domination, the first terraces were built on the hills surrounding the village. In this way the land on the slopes is irrigated (this is still based on a calendar set by the Moors) and cultivated.

Almonds, Oranges and Olives

On the terraces, the almonds are grown, which serve as the basis for Turron (nougat) of the factories near Alicante (Xixona). Some specialties of the village (the Coca Almendra by Bakery Santa Maria, the flan Turron (Dessert Bar Maria) are also made from almonds.

In winter there are plenty of oranges and lemons hanging on the trees as well as olives and 
winegrapes grown on the huertas (gardens) of villagers. In April the Nisperos (medlars) are ripe.

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