Sax is situated in the Alto Vinalopo at 471m above sea level.
It is a fascinating city with some interesting buildings The first thing you’ll see, as you approach Sax, is Sax Castle, perched on a rocky hilltop, originally built by the Moors and rebuilt by the Christians in 1239. The castle really stands out over the town, it sits at 500 meters and overlooks the village and the river Vinalopo. It is a rectangle castle with a square tower of brick wall and is from the Almohad period.
The old quarter in Sax shows its clear Arabic origins, the streets actually hug against the rock and adapt themselves to the contour lines.
The Moors and Christians festival is held in Sax during the first week of February. It has evolved since the early 1940s from a mere religious celebration into a festival that lasts for a full five days
The nearest golf course to Sax is Alenda golf club which is approximately 15 km away. There is also a market which is held twice a week on both Wednesday and Saturday.
In the 19th century, and in particularly at the start of the 20th century, Sax began to branch out towards other activities such as flour mills, distilleries and making blinds and cardboard. Today most of Sax’s working population are involved in the industrial sector (footwear, blinds, leather works and furniture). Agriculture, however, still remains an important activity, especially vines for wine.
Inland property in Spain is becoming increasingly popular with foreign buyers keen to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy resorts on the coast and there has never been a better time to buy.
More and more people are looking for the sort of lifestyle country property in Spain can offer –value for money, tranquil surroundings, low crime rates and a sense of community. If you are looking for a peaceful location, close to a vibrant town, combined with history and culture and Sax perfectly fits the bill.
Owning a property in Sax puts you at the heart of a genuine community – with all the amenities you need for day-to-day living on your doorstep. There plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy, and Sax has excellent access to the motorway and coast.
Spanish Country Homes has a range of property for sale in and around Sax to suit all budgets, from land ready for development and property for reform to resale country houses and stunning new build luxury villas. You may be surprised at how much more you can get for your money when you venture inland and away from the coast