U3A Oliva

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Oliva town

Oliva is a municipality in the Valencian Community, Spain. To its east lie 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) of coastline and beaches fronting the ; eight kilometres to the north is Gandia.

The (promenade) runs through the centre of the town, and features a market each Friday. On the left side of the Marina beach is Kiko beach. The blue flagged beaches of Oliva stretch for 7 kilometres (4.3 miles); many contain sand dunes.

Oliva has one of the province’s biggest and most colourful Moors and Christians Festivals in the area. In the old town there are two churches, and . Sant Roc dates from the 18th–19th centuries, and Santa Maria  Santa Maria la Major from the 17th–18th centuries. At the top of the hill in the old town is built in the 16th century.

In the centre of the town is a Roman kiln situated below one of the blocks of apartments on Santíssim street.

Oliva’s Old Town has historical streets which see various “fiestas” celebrated throughout the year: the falles “Fiesta” in March, the Moors and Christians in July and Setmana Santa (Holy Week).

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Online Translation

I guess everyone knows of Google Translate  accessible online where you can just type or paste in what you want to translate but did you know you can also upload whole documents (word, text, pdf, etc) for translation. And, of course, you can use the app on your phone to translate and it also has a camera function to point at the menu and translate before your eyes. Google is of course ‘free’.

There are other online translation sites. A member has recommended DeepL as giving a better translation but other than a limited amount of translation this is a paid for service.