Xativa is located 55 km south of Valencia, easily accessible by car or train and nestles at the foot of the Vernisa mountain range. Today's city dates mostly from the early 18th century when it was rebuilt following a fire lit on the orders of Spain's first Borbon king. The city is dominated by a mountain top castle, has a basilica and several convents, historical churches, noble palaces and is known as the city of a thousand fountains. Xativa also boasts a range of fine restaurants, a theatre and hosts two cultural festivals (in July and August) as well as celebrating the fiestas of "Fallas" in March and Corpus Christi in June. Within 40 minutes drive of the Mediterranean coast Xativa is also surrounded by forrested mountains, ideal for rambling.