Thursday 1st,8th,15th,22nd,29th 8 pm and 10 pm
Enjoy the best cinema and latest releases at the new digital cinema with surround sound and 2k digital image, the latest in projection. Venue: Teatro Olimpia. C/ Major 10. Price: €3.50. Movie Listings: www.cinemaolimpiaoliva.com Facebook: Cine Olimpia
Friday 9th,16th,23rd,30th Market day
Every Friday throughout the year, Oliva market, one of the most wellknown markets in the region of Valencia, offers a wide variety of local produce (seasonal fruit and vegetables), clothing, footwear and various accessories. In addition, Monday to Saturday mornings, we recommend you visit the “Mercado Municipal” (Municipal Market). Be swept away by the building’s uniqueness and the quality of the produce on offer.
Every Friday night: Let’s have tapas!
In various areas of Oliva – the promenade area, the neighbourhoods of San Francisco de Borja and San Vicente, the old town and the beach there are pubs and restaurants offering a wide variety of tapas that delight our visitors. Enjoy your tapas in the friendly family atmosphere. Detailed route available at the tourism office. Facebook: Bares Gastroliva, Gastroliva Oliva.
Photography and Digital Photoshop Retouching Course From 3rd December to 25th February During this course you will be able to learn about the technology, composition and functioning of a camera through theoretical and practical applications, also you will learn how to use the programme Photoshop and its main characteristics. Registration: 25 places in order of registration End date: 25th February 2016 Hours: Saturdays from 10am to 2pm Information and Registration: Casal Jove d’Oliva. Tel: 962851735
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Professional Grand Final IV Mixed Trophy Savipecho ‘Escala i Corda i raspall’
We are waiting for you at the Trinquete Municipal to see the finals. Hours: 10.30am Venue: Trinquet Municipal (Sports Center) Organised by: SAVIPECHO i Club Pilota Oliva
Tuesday 13th,20th,27th Raspall Game
In the past, “Raspall” was a sport played in the streets of lots of towns. It is still practised in Oliva today and the number of players is on the up. Come to the court, every Tuesday, and enjoy professional and amateur games. Venue: Paseo Francisco Brines Organised by: Club de Pilota d’Oliva Facebook: Pilota Valenciana Oliva
Cinema at the Teatro Olimpia. Discount Day Enjoy the best cinema every Tuesday, discount day, at the new digital cinema with surround sound and 2k digital image, the latest in projection. Venue: Teatro Olimpia. C/ Major 2 Price: €3.50 Hours: 6pm, 8pm and 10:15pm. Movie Listings: www.cinemaolimpiaoliva.com Facebook: Cine Olimpia
Wednesday 7th,14th,21st,28th Visit Oliva’s museums
Every Wednesday morning we take you on a tour of Oliva’s museums, all of which are located in historical and restored buildings: the Archaeological Museum, , the Casa de Mayans, the Ethnological Museum (Museo Etnológico), or the Roman Furnace (el Horno Romano), to name just a few. Come and immerse yourself in the heart of the city. Visit free of charge. Information and registrations: OlivaTourist Information, Paseo Luis Vives s/n. Next to the “Mercado Municipal” (Municipal Market). Tel: 96 285 55 28. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.olivaturismo.com
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Thursday 8th Live ballet. The Nutcracker. Peter Wright
8.15pm Enjoy the acclaimed adaptation of the Royal Ballet with the brilliant original music of Tchaikovsky on a big screen, with HD quality and surround sound. Tickets on sale before the screening or during cinema opening hours. Venue: Teatro Olimpia. C/ Major, 4 More information: www.cinemaolimpiaoliva.com, facebook: Cultura Oliva, Cine Olimpia Oliva
Charity Sports Marathon for Cáritas
Help the neediest families this Christmas by participating in an Aqua Fitness Solidarity Masterclass. To join in, all you have to do is bring non-perishable food for Cáritas Interparroquial Oliva to the reception of the heated swimming pool. From 15th December to 7th January. Organised by: Gestión Salud y Deporte. Supported by: Serveis Esportius Municipals and Cáritas Interparroquial Oliva More information: http://oliva.es/arees/vida-cultural/esports/
Sunday 18th Christmas Market Celebrate Christmas and come once again to the Old Town, where the Oliva Retailers’ Association is organising the traditional all-day Christmas market. Don’t miss it; it’ll surprise you! More information: Facebook: accooliva, Twiter: @accooliva.
Live opera. Turandot. Giacomo Puccini
Enjoy live opera, screened from ‘Sydney Harbour’, on a giant HD screen with surround sound. Tickets on sale before screening or during cinema opening hours. More information: www.cinemaolimpiaoliva.com , facebook: Cultura Oliva, Cine Olimpia Oliva
Christmas Window Display Competition Awards Ceremony
In December, shops launch their Christmas campaigns, using their creativity to transform their windows into small and charming festive scenes. More information: Facebook: accooliva, Twitter: @accooliva
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th Christmas for the little ones Experience a magical weekend! On Friday throughout the morning and afternoon, enjoy the children’s activities in the squares of Oliva’s different neighbourhoods, and on Saturday you’ll be able to see Father Christmas walking through the streets of our city. Be prepared! More Information: accooliva
As every year, do not miss this magnificent Christmas Concert performed by the Arts and Music Association of Oliva along with the “Josep Climent” Choir. Free entrance. Venue: Iglesia de Sant Francesc. More information: www.aamoliva.org
IX ‘City of Oliva’ walk around San Silvestre
People of all ages are encouraged to join in a non-competitive race in which there will be a prize for best costume. Starting point: Plaza del Ayuntamiento Organized by: l’Espenta Athletics Club More information: http://oliva.es/arees/vida-cultural/esports/
VII San Silvestre Aquatics
8pm to 10pm
Enjoy a different evening trying all sorts of water activities for children and adults guided by coaches from the Oliva swimming club. Afterwards, have a bite to eat courtesy of the club in the sports pavilion café. Venue: Indoor swimming pool. More information: http://oliva.es/arees/vida-cultural/esports/
Saturday the 7th of January New Year’s Concert
6pm Start the year with a concert held by the Arts and Music Association of . Concert and ballroom dance. Do not miss it! Venue: Centro Polivalent. c/ Ronda sur More information: www.aamoliva.org
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DISCOVER OLIVA’S SURROUNDINGS
Our city’s surroundings have a lot to offer. We’ll suggest some different options so that you can discover them a bit more. The journey’s getting started. Are you coming?
Routes through Oliva There are 6 routes which will allow you to enjoy Oliva’s nature and landscapes. Two have footpaths, another two are also suitable for bikes and two are semi-urban. Walk among aromatic plants, unique trees such as kermes oaks and walnut trees, orange fields and the Marjal Pego-Oliva Natural Park.
“Puig del Frare” and “Font Maria Rosa” trail The Font de Maria Rosa trail is one of the most unique within the municipality of Oliva, and it also passes through the municipalities of Villalonga and La Font d’en Carròs. The route begins in the Panorama II residential area and rises to the top of Puig del Frare, one of the highest points in Oliva where you’ll be able to contemplate magnificent views of the coasts of surrounding regions La Safor and La Marina. Starting point: Panorama II residential area Distance: 2.5 km Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: Medium
Puig Covatelles trail This interesting route begins in the Panorama II residential area and leads to the top of Puig de Covatelles. Throughout the course of the trail, you’ll be able to see typically Mediterranean forests, as well as some rural constructions of interest. Starting point: Panorama II residential area Distance: 2.4 km Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: Medium
Climb to the Castillo de Santa Anna You can start this route at Calle del Niño. After 50 metres, we’ll branch off into Calle de la Subida del Calvario and immediately start the climb along the footpath which leads to the Castillo de Santa Anna [St. Anna’s Castle]. Once we’ve reached the top of the mountain, you’ll be able to make out some magnificent panoramic views of the historic centre, beaches and the Marjal Pego-Oliva Natural Park. Starting point: Calle Calvario Distance: 1 km Duration: 20 minutes Difficulty: Low
La Safor nature trail – From Oliva to Gandia This trail runs through the old route of the Carcaixent-Dénia railway line, considered to be Spain’s oldest narrow-gauge railway (1864) which was constructed for the orange and silk trade. You can start the trail in Oliva at the end of Paseo de Joan Fuster, following the cycle path towards the municipality of Piles. It’s a straight and comfortable route, during which you’ll be able to see irrigation systems in the plots of land reserved for orange trees. The route continues to the town of Gandia. Once you’re there, you’ll be able to go on to the Parque de la Estación, where you can find an old locomotive, restored and exhibited as a sculpture. Starting point: Oliva-Gandia cycle path Distance: 6.5 km Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes Difficulty: Low
Bike ride through Xiricull This trail begins at the crossroads between Paseo de Ladrillares and Camí de la Carrasca. It’s a slightly sloping route along the Les Mines area and starts to climb once you reach Pujalet, until you arrive at La Font del Xiricull. You can return to Oliva by taking the Santa Fe route, passing through the Cavall Bernat mountain. Starting point: Paseo Ladrillares Distance: 5 km Duration: 2 hours Difficulty: Medium
Bike ride to the Font Salada and Marjal Pego-Oliva Natural Park This route starts at the Gabriel Cicar college. It runs along a flat path among orange trees through Camí Vell de Pego. By turning off onto L’Aigüera de Sant Josep, you’ll reach the Font Salada thermal water spring. This is an excellent place to take a bath and relax in its renowned medicinal waters. From Font Salada, we’ll also be able to enter the Marjal Pego-Oliva Natural Park and even reach Calapatar by following the course of the river Bullent. This is a perfect habitat for such unique endemisms as the Valencia toothcarp and other species which live in the park. Starting point: Colegio Alfadalí Distance: 6.8 km Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes Difficulty: Low oliva.es
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