Altea, close to Benidorm!

The town of Altea is located 10 km from Benidorm and is without doubt one of the most charming towns of the Costa Blanca. It’s old town is packed full of character and the impressive church wit hits blue and white tiled dome roofs has tob e one of the most photgraphed landmarks of the area. The town is best known as the home of artists, which is reflected in the many shops that sell original artwork, jewelry, ceramics, paintings and clothing.

The old centre is a must, not along the coast but on a hill, so the Virgin del Consuelokerk with its blue domes is rising above the city. It has quaint, characterful and charming streets, many of which are stepped, that wind up to the church and plaza at the top of the hill from where there are magnificient views of the mountains and the sea.  Who wants to visit the old centre we advise to go with public transportation (train or bus).
If you come by car, it’s best to park in the parking near to the beach and take the stairs to walk to the lively square with the church and the impressive views of Altea, the Mediterranean and further away Benidorm. In summer it is good to relax or enjoy good food on one of the many terraces and rastaurants, with regular live music.  The streets are also covered with many white houses. These streets are still reasonable and in original state of the time that he Moors were held sway here.

It is absolutely worth is to take a beautiful walk, strolling through the pebbles with inlaid walkways and stairways. Do not forget tob ring your photocamera and make some beautiful pictures here.

If you want to capture the Moorish church as it best we advise you to find a nice spot on one of the hills of the city (northwest of the city).

The market in Altea is on Tuesday, at the sports fields and this can be found in the new town of Albir.  The best way to visit Albir is to take the bus or train. It is still a fifteen minute walk to the market from the train station.

Please also visit:
AlbirPolop, Guadalest, Finestrat,
Calpe, Villajoyosa and Fuentes del Algar.



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