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The Willow district

The Willow district

El Salse (in Valencian El Salze, “the willow”), is a hamlet of Beneixama. Its population registered in 2009 was 19 inhabitants (INE) It is located on the right bank of the Vinalopó river next to the old railway line V.A.Y. currently converted into the Greenway of Chicharra. Formerly had school, several stores and even an incipient pottery industry, which disappeared with the loss of population: if in 1970 had 93 inhabitants, these were 15 in 2003 and 19 in 2009. This phenomenon was due to the rural exodus, which converted the most of the homes in second homes. Account, however, with pedáneo mayoralty. Its main monument is the hermitage of San Vicente Ferrer, patron of the place. It contains frescoes from the late 19th century and has been recently restored. On the Monday of the second week of Easter, the festivities are celebrated in honor of San Vicente Ferrer.

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Pedanía El Salze

Hermitage of San Isidro Labrador

Hermitage of San Isidro Labrador

This place is called in topographic maps like “El Racó de la Atalaya”, although popularly known as “La Talaeta”. We are on a plateau from where you can see the wide Valle del Río Vinalopó. The Hermitage of S. Isidro, was built in the mid-20th century.

It is worth the climb to this hermitage, allowing us to enjoy a wide panoramic view of the valley and the different villages that are located in this part of the Vinalopó river route. We contemplate a large landscape divided into small fields of cultivation that will offer us different tones according to the time of the year in which we are.

La Talaeta is located at 740 m. of altitude, and at a distance of 2 km. of Beneixama. In 1948, the Brotherhood of Farmers and Farmers decided to build a hermitage, in accordance with the plan of the architect D. Manuel Puig Pastor. It is a simple rectangular chapel preceded by a porticoed atrium and covered in two waters or double slope, topped by a bell buckle where the bell is found, which was donated by the village’s Cooperativa Almàssera.

In 1951, the first stone was placed in the middle of a festive atmosphere, ending the works in 1953. Since the hermitage was inaugurated, every year there is a pilgrimage to coincide with the festivity of San Isidro, where the neighbors of Beneixama go to this place to enjoy a day outdoors.

Since the creation of the Comparsa de “Llauradors” in 1971, the festival has been gaining importance, thanks to the efforts that this association realizes in its organization, going to the romería with its festive dresses, which undoubtedly has given a major highlighting the festival of San Isidro.

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Foundation Elena Santonja

Foundation Elena Santonja


Office: C/ Cardenal Payá, 31

Hostel: C/. Constitución, 2 – 03460 Beneixama (Alicante)



Phone: 965 82 21 08


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  • Capacity for 100 people in two pavilions rooms with bunk beds from 2 people.
  • Bathrooms in each pavilion
  • Facilities adapted for the disabled (six places in two rooms).
  • Industrial kitchen equipped.
  • Dining room with capacity for 200 people.
  • Multi-purpose classrooms
  • Hot water.
  • Central heating.
  • Accommodation services, half board or full board.
  • Patio of 7000m2 with poliderpotiva track and playground for camping and any kind of activities.
  • Cloister of about 300m2 that can be covered in summer to perform different activities in the shade.
  • Other services to be specified.


On March 19, 1878, the beginning of activities of the Carmelite Sisters of Charity in Beneixama took place and for many years they were exercising their charitable action in the town, especially all the girls who were educated with care and Christian values , within the possibilities that were then, in such a way that they are remembered, passed the time, with much love and respect for the great good they did to so many people and for the Christian bed that left their education. After 91 years, in September 1969, the sisters, for lack of vocations, had to leave the “convent” and on October 13, 1969, the USE of the building was transferred to the Ministry of Education and Science, and works were carried out in it. to adapt it to the new circumstances and at the beginning of the 1971/2 course, the activities of the Home School begin. Vicente Valls and the City Council of the moment take part in this process, with which this new journey of the Foundation is called “Vicente Valls Home School” the building and patio are transferred, that is, all the real estate that the Foundation owned to the ministry of Education and Science to establish in them a “Home School” for children, with boarding school regime, and during school time they could go to the classes of the Village College, school, which on the other hand, by increasing the ratio of children in a hundred, had to use the building of the foundation to enable three classrooms and there to teach primary school. It was a great good for the town, since with this measure it was avoided that the children of the town, not enough at that time to maintain the school, had to travel to Biar to receive their classes with the consequent damage for all the families. This situation continues for 33 years.

On April 22, 2004, the Board of Trustees of the Foundation returned the right to the use that the Consellería de Cultura had previously had.
The board, reconstituted on October 20, 1998 with the adaptation of the new statutes to current legislation, was formed by José Limorti Guill, as president and two others as members in public deed No. 493 by the notary of Biar D. Álvaro Toro Ariza Said Board of Trustees waives the use of part of Consellería and begins to take over the building.

It is with a new building that can accommodate more than 100 children, with their bunk beds, many mattresses, bedding. Also with a dining room in very good condition with capacity for more than 200 people and dining utensils, some tables and chairs for children, many of them quite deteriorated.

It is located with a fairly equipped industrial kitchen and many other kitchen elements so you can exercise your function.
Two exterior bathrooms to be used from the cloister in good condition.

The old building, especially the upper floor, however is very deteriorated as well as the attic, full of leaks because the roof had not been restored for a long time.

The board of trustees considered the way to make money and, at the beginning, with the help of the parish and volunteering, the deteriorated began to be repaired.

In a second moment the building for captaincies, christenings, first communions, camps, coexistence, cultural weeks of housewives, etc. began to be rented. With this, money is collected to update the building.

At this time, June 2009, the building has been legalized as a public space, with all the requirements of the corresponding legal regulations to open it as a Rural Hostel.

It has taken a lot of time, effort and money to adapt to the current legislation so that the building is considered as public competition and the habitability license is granted.

Among the adaptation works, the following stand out:

  • Construction of two rooms for the disabled, with the corresponding access ramps and the bathroom adapted for wheelchairs.
  • A battery of 15 taps for the camps and their protection with a roof suitable for it that also protects the entrance of the courtyard to the building.
  • The adaptation of the kitchen with elimination of marble work tables by others of stainless steel, for a children’s dining room in which the children have a regular and continuous service, not sporadic as up to this moment.
  • Electrical installation of the entire building


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