The Islamic necropolis “La Foieta”, the castle, Rugat Palace (14th century) and the parish church (beginning of the 14th century)are all attractions in Rugat. Special attention should be paid to the altarpiece (twelve panels dedicated to the Virgin of Grace, a work of Nicolau Borràs (student of Juan de Juanes) from the end of the year 1500), which was designed for the Monastery of la Valldigna (its coat of arms appears on the front). Natural beauty spots include: “toll del datlier” and the old mill.
Rugat shares many typical Valencian dishes with its neighbouring towns, including the “arròs caldós” (‘brothy rice’), “arròs al forn” (‘baked rice’), sweet potato and vegetable cakes, “brazo de gitano” and pumpkin roasted in a wood-fired oven.
Rugat’s patron saint festival begins on the last Thursday of July and ends on the following Sunday, after a communal meal. The festival is in honour of the patron saint, Sant Bernat, although they also pay homage to the Divina Aurora, the Immaculate Conception and the Christ of Prodigies.