The origin of its name comes from the Roman word ‘silva,’ which can be translated as forest. This charming village was declared a Place of Cultural Interest in the category of Historical Complex, as it maintains four districts of different cultures that inhabited this territory: Moorish, Jewish, Christian, and Arab. Moreover, it is worth exploring its alleyways and mountainous landscape. If you want to rent vans in Chelva because you are going to visit it, discover everything this town has to offer and the places you can visit.
Additionally, there is another interesting neighborhood, El Ensanche. This expansion took place in the northern area of the main square. The most notable building is the archbishop’s church, Our Lady of the Angels, which was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 2006. Its facade is in the Mannerist style with four levels where you can see classic styles such as Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian.
For hiking enthusiasts, it is recommended to take the Water Route, as it is a mix of culture and nature.
The starting point is the main square, and then you can visit the three most important neighborhoods. On the outskirts of the town, you can find the Tuéjar River, some remains of ancient Arab water mills, an old power plant, and the most impressive building is the Roman aqueduct of La Peña Cortada, which is one of the four main aqueducts on the Iberian Peninsula.
Another must-see destination if you are going to visit Chelva is La Playeta, ideal for swimming in the summer or enjoying its landscape in any season, as it has spectacular waterfalls and paradises of calm waters. It is also worth going to La Torrecilla, about 1 km north of the town. It was an Iberian settlement between the 4th and 1st centuries BC. Later, the Almohads built the fortress at the end of the 12th century. In the 19th century, the current tower was built. From there, the views are truly spectacular.
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