Route of the Borgias

The Route of the Borgias is a cultural route, that includes sites associated with the Borja or Borgia, located in their native Valencian Community, Spain. The marketing of the route was inaugurated in 2007.[1][2]

The Borgias were a family of Aragonese origin, who settled in the Kingdom of Valencia, after its James I of Aragon wrested control from Moorish rulers. In most translations, the family is known as the Borgia, the Italian way of transcribing the Borja surname from Valencian.

The Popes Callixtus III and Alexander VI, Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia and Francis Borgia are the best-known figures of this lineage that originated in Canals and Xàtiva, and via Valencia came to Rome, then return to Valencia to refound the Duchy of Gandia.

The route through the legacy of the Borgias has its beginning in the city of Gandia and ends in Valencia passing through various monuments and Valencian towns where the Borja left their mark.


The route includes the following monuments and towns:

The Route step by step

Detail of the Valencia Cathedral.


See also


  1. Source: Diputació de Valencia. Valencia Province Government.Descubre la Valencia de los Borja..
  2. Source: ABC. Paseo por la historia de los Borja..

The Route

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