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Banyeres de Mariola

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Banyeres de Mariola

Banyeres de Mariola (Valencian pronunciation: , Spanish: Bañeres) is a settlement in the north of the province of Alicante (Spain), 860 metres above sea level, with a population of 7,500. The main employer is the local textile industry. The town has a Moorish castle that dates from 1214, and is surrounded by mountains, almond and olive trees.

From the 22 to the 24 April each year the town celebrates the Moros i Cristians (Moors and Christians) festival, commemorating the 13th century defeat by the Christians of the occupying Moorish rulers. It is a festival of pageantry, costume, and pyrotechnics.

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