The landscapes of the region: LA RIBERA

The village: CORBERA


Archaeological remains have been found in several places, particularly in the caves, indicating human dwellings as early as Neolithic and the beginning of the Bronze Age. Corbera village was really founded by the Romans. It was an important town from the Muslim time to the conquest by the Christian king in 1248. It then became the ‘City and Honour of Corbera’, until 1839. That was the time when the towns of the area were split into independent villages (Favara, Fortaleny, Llaurí, Polinyà, Riola). During the Spanish civil war (1936-39), Corbera suffered bombings; the Saint-Vincent’s church (XVIth c.) had to be completely rebuilt. Some old houses can still be found in the village and are worth a visit.

In the countryside, several manor houses show the wealth created by the agricultural farming since the beginning of the 20th century.



The castle, the Saint Michael hermitage, the chapel of the Very-Holy-Christ, the parish church of the Saint-Vincent’s (Saint Vincent Martyr, patron saint of Valencia since the IVth c., and Saint-Vincent-Ferrier, born in Valencia and who travelled across Europe during the XVth c., becoming the patron saint of Vannes, Britany, France). Worth seeing too are the remains of Iberic dwellings and the natural fountains: the fontanelles and the fountain of the Batle.

Nature Landscape

The sites of the Fontanelles and the Source Batle, the two natural sources of Corbera’s mountains covered by pine, carob, Murta and other native plants are protected with great care and dedication by the members of the village association, “The Environmental volunteers”.


Corbera is considered as one of the liveliest villages in the area; there is a fair on every month.


There is a medical center and a dentist, a five minute walk from the house. The Hospital La Ribera is not far, five minutes by car.

Many Spanish village bars, restaurants, local pubs and takeaways.

On Sunday morning you can enjoy the local market with tits diversity and an abundance of rare market stalls (over a thousand). Get there early in order to take advantage of the best pieces and then enjoy tapas on any restaurant terrace.



Valencian Community (autonomous region that includes the provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Castellon-de-la-Plana): 5 million people, 11 % of the total Spanish population.
Province of Valencia: 2.5 million people.
Capital city of the region: Valencia, 800,000 habitants (3rd biggest city in Spain).
Corbera: 3,500 people.

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