Explore and Learn About JÁVEA by visiting its historical architecture and monuments with Arts Historian, Educator & Author 
- Karla Ingleton Darocas, B. A. (Hons) 

  • Must Register Your Date . 
  • 10 - 13 H 
  • Old town of Xàbia  / Jávea exploring the eras from the 14th - 20th centuries
  • Examine both civic and sacred buildings in their architectural, historical context and / or family associations.
  • Examine the exterior & interior of the Church of San Bartolomé including the architecture, altars, chapel, polychrome statues, and artworks
  • Visit the Museum to examine the geographical map of the village and other points of interest

MEETING PLACE: Central Indoor Market * The Café Bar MERCAT - Come early for your coffee. 

TIME: 10:00 H * Exactly!!! The tour is approx. 3 hours depending on bathroom breaks :) 

FEE 15 euros per person: includes LECTURE & WALKING ROUTE / MAP, in case you get lost or separated from the group 

MAX. Six 6 people 

END OF WALK: Get a beverage and Q & A time... 

PARKING in the Municipal Parking Lot. CLICK



A Historical and Architectural Adventure


Historical Stories of Prominent People & Places


"I learned things that I never knew about Javea. I also saw the architecture from a different perspective. I am interested in learning about where I now live, and this walk helped me to understand this town's history.
What I like about Karla's teaching is that she allows lay people to understand architectural styles in context" - Rhona Wells, Javea

"We enjoyed a beautiful weather walk in Jávea on October 8th 2021. Having lived here for 40 years, my husband and I were curious to find out if we could learn anything new about the history and the old town. Well, no disappointment there! 
After the walk, we spent most of the afternoon at home going over the very interesting details in history, architecture, art, and even streets & chapel that we had never seen or been before in all those years! Absolutely worth the walk and visit to this precious historical centre of a town that we cherish in our hearts. Karla cannot stop explaining and answering questions. She is a super enthusiast - a living encyclopedia" 
- Bruce & Trudi McNeely-van Dorp, Benitachell

"The walk opened my eyes to look in-depth at many buildings I walk past all the time. The talk was absolutely fascinating and highly detailed. Karla communicates in a friendly and accessible manner; answering questions in an enthusiastic way that demonstrates her depth of knowledge and willingness to share her knowledge and encourage interest to those with her. Karla's teaching method is friendly and easy to understand. I recommend her lectures and walks." ***** Nicky Clark - Javea

"I learned about the history of the major buildings in the old town. I have been on similar walks in the past but I felt this was more informative and spontaneous. I like the way Karla uses modern phrases that are succinct with their meaning. I would certainly recommend her teaching." ***** Wendy Loxley, Javea

"I have lived in Javea for many years but did not know much about the history of the town. Karla brought the past to life and linked the history to art and architecture of the times. I will now revisit the places we visited during the walk, particularly the museum, to learn even more. Karla is excellent at explaining the history and making it interesting."
Thank you Karla, ***** Karen Stephens, Javea

"We had a very enjoyable morning with Karla wandering the streets of the pueblo that we have walked many times before, but this time with fresh eyes and ears. We learned so much on our walk, about Valencian Gothic, including Isabelline architecture. We also learned about the three great periods of prosperity in Javea. Each period contributing to the architecture that surrounds us in Javea, the reason why Javea is considered to be an architectural gem… the use of Tosca stone, unique to this area.... and why a raisin or pasa , became known as a sultana!
We love Karla’s art lectures, and now we love the walks as well. Karla has an inimitable teaching style that raises smiles at the same time as educating. I would definitely recommend her teachings. " ***** Gladys and Ian Cummings

"I learned a lot about architecture in the Old Town of Jávea. I have lived here now for 13 years and have discovered a lot of treasures over time, however, Karla's tour opened my eyes even more to historical details and the beautiful architecture (e.g. the church, the market hall, and the numerous mansions and palaces with an inner courtyard). What a 'rich' place we live in. I appreciate Karla's huge knowledge about art and architecture as well as her ability to draw attention to detail. I absolutely recommend her teaching."
 Karla - thank you for this wonderful tour! ***** Angelika Goette, Jávea

"Being new to the area, Karla is opening up a whole new culture for me. I feel I'll be "more at home", more comfortable with my Spanish surroundings. She's so natural with her knowledge. She's a pleasure to listen to. I definitely recommend her" *****  Josette Jouas, Denia

"I learned many interesting facts about the life of Javea - the importance of raisins, etc in the wealth of this town. The difference between palaces & mansions, the use of Tosca, Franco’s memorial & more. Karla's style of teaching is knowledgeable & enthusiastic. I would recommend it" ***** Jo Connell, Moraira

"I learned about the origins of the building that is now the covered market and more about the 'Franco' memorial and the Bolufer and Arnaud mansions plus loads more. I had always wondered why the churches in American cowboy films looked like those in our small Spanish village and now I know why! Karla has a relaxed approach to her teaching with plenty of interesting facts. I definitely recommend her classes." *****  James Ward in Javea

"Great walk with Karla this morning. I learned so much about the old town and its history. The fact that I've been in the tourist office many times but never noticed the glass floor really impressed me. I didn't bring it up at the time but wondered why the statue of Loretta by Franco's monument was facing towards the church and not out to sea, if it was there for protection. Thoroughly recommend it"
***** Eileen Jackson, Benitachell

"I have been visiting Jávea and surrounding areas as a tourist for a decade. I moved to Gata De Gorgos permanently 2 months ago & wanted to find out about my new home & surrounding areas. Jávea is a favourite place of mine & I would recommend Karla’s Javea Walk to anyone new to the area or anyone who wants to find out more. The tour was informative, engaging & has inspired me to return/find out more. Karla is passionate & this shone through in this tour & was much appreciated. She is informative, engaging & made whatever being discussed come to life. Yes, yes & yes I recommend Karla."
***** Linda Lockwood, Gata De Gorgos