Montsant – Hotel Restaurante

The Borgias

The late-mediaeval period from 1400 onwards was the golden age of the Kingdom of Valenciain commercial, artistic, literary and also ecclesiastical terms, as members of a Xàtiva family named Borja – subsequently immortalised as the Borgias – occupied the papacy on two occasions in the shape ofCallixtus III and Alexander VI. Alexander purchased the Duchy of Gandía from the Crown for his children, of a family that was soon to produce a third major historical figure: Saint Francis Borgia, also known as San Francisco de Borja.