Our History

Year 1293
Guadalest
The Castell de Guadalest exists already in The Muslim era, after the Christian conquest (13th century), retained abundant Islamic population under the lordship of different Catalan-Aragonian nobles. Later the village went through several marquises:

1) The Sarria family (1293 – 1335)
2) The First Royal Duke of Gandia (1335 – 1543)
3) The Cardona family (1543 – 1669)
4) The Orduña family (1669 - ...)
Year 1293
Year 1669
Orduña Family
During the time of the Cardona there is another family that acquired great relevance, "Los Orduña", the link to El Castell de Guadalest dates from the sixteenth century, they were perpetual mayors since 1669.
The Orduña family achieved nobility in 1756, obtaining the title of Knight's Habit of the Order of Santiago in the person of Pedro Antonio Buenaventura de Orduña y García.
In the nineteenth century, with the suppression of the lordships the Orduña acquired power and influence in the Navy, in addition some of its members were military, lawyers and even act in the politics of the province of Alicante as Joaquín Orduña and Feliu (The "Señyor" of Castell de Guadalest, lived from 1819 to 1857), becoming Governor of Alicante.
Year 1669
Governador 2
Year 1335
Sarriá family
Historically the catchment area of Guadalest before joining the Algar river has housed 23 mills. However there have only been two mills that have been supplied directly from the course of the Guadalest River, one of them was called "Molinet del Governador" or "Molinet de Orduña"; this mill is not exactly known the date of construction, thought that it was built by the Orduña family when it came to the power of Castell de Guadalest.
Year 1335
Abuelos el molinet
Year 1927
Cardona family
In 1927 D. Joaquín Galiana Blanquer grandfather of the current owner and natural of Callosa d'en Sarri, after returning from New York where he had made his fortune working as a manager in a carpet factory, returned to his hometown on vacation with intentions of returning to New York to continue making his fortune and start as an entrepreneur, but fate made him change his mind after meeting Carlota Vidal Saval , with whom he married in 1927, later they had five children Joaquín, Edelmira, Antonio, Juan and Joaquina Galiana Vidal. That same year Joaquín Galiana Blanquer bought from Doña Concepción Orduña Avargues daughter of the "Senyor" of Guadalest (Joaquín de Orduña and Feliu) the farm that included the House "El Molinet del Governador".
Year 1927
padres
Year 1669
Orduña Family
The "Molinet del Governador" was inherited in 1959 by one of The two live children of Joaquín Galiana Blanquer, Juan Galiana Vidal, who together with his wife Mara Dolores Vila Martinez decided to take out all the money they had to restore and transform this important piece of the historical heritage of the Marina Baixa, making it a unique Rural Accommodation.
Year 1669
Familia Galiana Garcia
Year 1669
Lease Book
In 2020 one of his three sons Juan José Galiana Vila inherited the property and the house “El Molinet del Governador” which together with his wife Raquel Garcia Ivars and their two daughters Laura and Celia Galiana Garcia undertake this new adventure with great enthusiasm. We hope you enjoy your visit to the country house "El Molinet del Governador" in Guadalest.
Year 1669