is with its
deep-rooted handicrafts tradition that produces goods with great
touristic appeal. The local handmade handicrafts and products can be
found in many of the resorts. The towns of Biar, Onil, Agost and
are famous with pottery and ceramics.
Traditional two-spouted water jars (botijos),
large amphora-like earthenware wine vats (tinajas), pitchers (cántaros),
mortars (morteros), water ewers (aguamaniles) and the basketry
items of Gata de Gorgos center made of esparto grass, osier,
rush and palmetto are the other highlights in the handicraft
Elx produce symbolic palm decorations for Palm Sunday as well as
the Callosa de Segura and Cox produce the typical esparto-grass
and canvas alpargatas.
For the textiles, an
attractive range of handiwork is on offer in many resorts. For
embroidery and needlework, nice ones can be found in San Juan as well as
the towns of Monóvar, Algueña, Novelda, Pinoso and La Romana sell
handmade lacework (encaje de bolillo). Also knitted garments made of
brightly coloured wool are the main mementos on sale in Guadalest.
Wrought ironwork can be found in the Denia, Agres, Villena, Torrevieja
and El Campello regions.
Alcoy is the main manufacturer for the blunderbuses (trabucos) that are
used in fiestas.
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Torrevieja are the towns for the nice objects and souvenirs made
of seashells and tiny boats overlaid with salt crystal taken
from the neighboring saltpans.
The old Pinoso and Monóvar wineries produce quality wines. the
Alicante Seal of Origin (Denominación de Origen, equivalent to
the French Appellation d’Origine Contrôleé) are the most famous
The dolls from Ibi and Onil, rugs and carpets from Crevillente,
turrón and ice-cream from Jijona, and footwear from Elche, Elda
and Villena are the popular items to be bought on the