Barx. Gandia. Valencia. Spain

During the Middle Ages, Barx was inhabited by Muslims. The process of re-conquest by King James II delivered into the hands of the Monastery of Saint Mary at Simat de Valldigna (c.1300) and the first Christian inhabitants began to arrive. In 1311 the abbot ordered the building of houses at La Drova for the purpose of nursing sick friars back to health. The endeavours of the monks, during more than a century, to settle a united and stable Christian community came to nothing, and Barx became a farming area and a transit place for passing cattle.

Due to the difficulties with the farmers in Barx, the Monastery made a decision, in 1651, to build houses for Barx settlers, in the “Plaza de la Constitución” (Constitution Square), as well as an Oratory, two oil presses, a grain storage, a wine storage, an oven, and some sort of tower that (it is claimed) gives the village its name …this is questionable as the Moorish name that makes reference to a tower actually pre-dates its construction! There is obviously some work left for local historians!

The relationship between Barx and the Monastery has not always been an easy one during its five-hundred-year association; a conflict between the two came to a head in 1779 when the people of Barx (“barxeros”) presented a legal petition against the abusive authority of the abbot. The gradual move away from the church is first set out in the historic documentation of the
changes refers to the construction of the spring of “Racó”(22nd of November 1799) and is symbolic of the independence of Barx from the Monastery. The same did not happen with La Drova, which was exploited by the monks until the confiscation of the land belonging to the church, brought about by Mendizábal, and sold to private individuals. It was until 1835 before Barx was officially freed of its ancient obligations to the monastery, and in 1838 it became an independent municipal authority.


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UK TV in Barx – how to receive UK TV in Barx

Freesat TV in Barx

The Sat and PC Guy installs and maintains Digital Satellite Television Systems, for reception of UK TV in Barx.

Reception of satellite TV channels from the BBC an ITV can be achieved using a minimum of a 110x120cm satellite dish or the recommended 125x135cm satellite dish.

We install Digital Terrestrial Television, TDT, Spain Freeview for Spanish TV reception in Barx. Depending on your location to the TDT transmitters, you can receive around 30 digital television channels, with the option change the language on many programmes into English.