Sueca and its sights

Sueca is a municipality and city of Spain, in the Valencian Community. Belonging to the province of Valencia and capital of the Ribera Baja region. Its origin lies in an Andalusian farmhouse.

As its municipal area is largely dedicated to the cultivation of rice, the city has hosted the prestigious International Competition of Paella Valenciana de Sueca since 1961.

Tourism and main attractions

Royal Church of Our Lady of Sales, 17th century (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Sales). It is an emblematic element of this municipality since it is the sanctuary of the patron saint of the city, whose architect was Fray Francisco Cabezas. Its ceramic-clad dome stands out clearly in the landscape. Popularly known as “El Convento”. Altarpiece, frescoes, paintings (Juan de Juanes school), glazed ceramic dome, sacristy, staircase, octagonal dressing room of the Virgin (Claros), carving of the Virgin, Museum.

Former Convent of Franciscans of Sueca. Cloister of Franciscans who were in charge from 1613 until the confiscation of Mendizábal in 1836 of the custody of the Church and image of the Virgin de Sales. Subsequently it has had various uses: prison, court, hospital … At present, the Municipal Historical Archive is located on the second floor.

Archpriest Church of San Pedro Apóstol (18th century). It has a central nave with two sides in a cross plan. Its blue glazed dome stands out. Declared together with its surroundings “Asset of Cultural Interest” by Resolution of July 16, 1999 of the General Directorate of Heritage.

Hermitage of the mountain of the Santos de la Piedra. Year 1613. Panoramic view of the Albufera natural park. Staircase leading to the hermitage: facade and primitive ogival atrium “of Reconquista” (11th century), neoclassical altar, sacristy (collection of joys), images of Saints Abdon and Senén (17th century), paintings of San Venancio and San Isidro, ” tiles “(18th century),” taulells “(Alfara),” lambrilles “(Manises), stained glass, ceramics (18th century).

The Ateneo Sueco del Socorro is a cultural institution located in Calle del Sequial number 4. Founded in 1869. Its initial purpose was to create a cultural center where workers could culturally approach the higher classes of society to reduce social barriers. It is the most representative work of Valencian Art Deco and Valencian Modernism in Sueca. The building has Art Deco style features but also some of Valencian Modernism. It is among the most unique buildings in Sueca, both in its exterior and interior spaces.

Nursing Home for the Elderly. Monument in which we can admire the Valencian Modernist and Neo-Mudejar style. It was built in 1919 and its architect was Buenaventura Ferrando. It is a charity building enabled by the Sisters of the Helpless Elders and dedicated to the care and care of them. The commendable and hard work of these nuns in Sueca is reflected in the book Lección de soledad, by J. V. Yago (Ayuntamiento de Sueca, 2000).

Recreational Society Agriculture. Cultural society for the purpose of recreation, leisure and entertainment for its members (board games, gatherings, library, etc.). Its headquarters is located in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and is in the Valencian Art Deco style. It is the work of the local architect Julián Ferrando Ortells. The current building rises on the property that occupied the house and the dependencies of the Dukes of Sueca.

Restaurants

There are no Michelin list restaurants in the city.

Shopping

Shopping is not a priority on the tourist program.

Transport

This town is connected to the Valencia-Gandía Cercanías C-1 line which connects Valencia-Norte, Alfafar-Benetúser, Masanasa, Catarroja, Silla, Sollana and its district of El Romaní, Sueca, Cullera, Tavernes de Valldigna, Jaraco and Gandía every 15 minutes in peak hours and 30 in off-peak hours.

It is also served by a Sueca-Perelló bus.

By road, it can be accessed from Valencia by the old N-332, currently the A-38 highway. You can also enter with line 25 of EMT València.

Main information

Area: 92 sq. km (municipality)

Coordinates: 39°12′09″N 0°18′40″E

Population: 27 500 (municipality)

Languages: Spanish, Catalan

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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