Biar is a quaint picturesque town surrounded by the Fontanella, Reconco and Mariola mountain ranges, and the Rubia peak. Walking around the old quarter wandering along its peaceful well conserved, traditional narrow streets is delightful. As you reach the top of the hill you are confronted by a monumental walled Moorish castle. This area is full of history and a visit to the museum completes the day. From the top of the castle you can see Biars natural surroundings with leafy forests rising up to the mountains, large pines are in some cases at an altitude of more than 1,200 meters. Just a kilometre away you can find the Santuari Mare de Deu de Gracia shrine situated in a peaceful recreational area, two and a quarter kilometres from the shrine camping is allowed at the Lomas de Jara and Cova Negra where there are toilets and other facilities. There are many walks here with spectacular views of the coast of Alicante and the townships of Onil, Castalla and Ibi. Around the outskirts of Biar new buildings are also found here of many different types. The industrial side of Biar thrives on the production of dolls and pottery.