Sax is a very pretty, affluent and thriving inland town with excellent amenities and transport links to all the major road networks and is only about 30 minutes inland from Alicante airport and the beaches. Just off the A31 Alicante to Madrid road, it also benefits from rail and bus links to Alicante and Madrid. It has a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, parks, a theatre and a town square. There is a weekly market on Monday’s selling locally produced fruit and vegetables, plants, clothes and shoes.
The people of Sax are very friendly and welcoming. They take great pride in their history and tradition and local fiestas, (of which there are many) are always “must see” events with everybody participating with great gusto.
The town has many monuments and beautiful historic buildings, not least of which is the restored castle, which sits precariously high overlooking Sax. When it is lit up at night it appears to float above the town. Built by the Moors in the 10th century, the castle, whose foundations are built over a cave, dominates the town and there are free guided tours by appointment every Sunday at 11:00 am. For more information, or to book a tour call (0034) 965 474 006.
Steeped in history, there is archeological evidence that settlements existed in prehistoric times and the town has been ruled by Romans, Moors and eventually Christians.
The historic part of the town has narrow winding streets and there is lots of historic architecture including the 16th century church of the Lady of the Assumption, the chapel of Ermita de San Blas, lots of snow pits that date from the 13th century, which are up to 15m deep and were built of brick to store snow in the winter for use in the summer for food storage.
Mainly an agricultural town, Sax is renowned for growing grapes for wine production and there is a working bodega that processes the grapes & olives. The co-operative shop sells Sax wine and their own olive oil.
More recently Sax has been important for its shoe production and leather goods.
There is also a state of the art 24 hour medical centre and Elda hospital is just 5 minutes away.
Property in the Sax Area
Property in and around the Sax area is very well priced and highly affordable. It offers every type of property from townhouses, apartments, renovations (although these are becoming increasingly rare) to country houses, villas, fincas and commerical business opportunities.
The beautiful medieval castle at Sax.