Welcome to Requena
Requena, 65km west of Valencia, grew rich from silk, though today it’s primarily wine and livestock country, producing robust reds (try the local bobal grape), cavas (sparkling wines), rich sausages and spicy meats. From its heart rears La Villa, the medieval nucleus, with its twisting streets and blind alleys. It's great to explore – atmospheric without being dolled up for tourism. Check out the 15th-century guard tower at its entrance, the lovely Gothic facades, small museums and the narrow lanes of the one-time Jewish quarter.