The Old Town, historic town

It is a town in the Valencian Community, located in the province of Alicante, in the Marina Baja region.

It is located on the Costa Blanca of the Mediterranean Sea, north of Benidorm and south of Calpe and has about 25,000 inhabitants.

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Its white hamlet is clustered around the Parish Church, where we can see a beautiful dome, covered with blue glazed tiles, that stands out against the white tones of the town.

The austerity of the square tower of the temple contributes even more to giving that pictorial pre-eminence to the dome, which is repeatedly painted by new and experienced artists.

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On the promenade you can enjoy a pleasant sea breeze, with wonderful views of the bay.

Numerous terraces found there, including bars and restaurants, offer the possibility of tasting the gastronomy of the area

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The healthy and famous Mediterranean cuisine, an authentic dietary panacea of our times, has been practiced by the people of Altea since always.

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The cuisine of this town is based on traditional products; fish, seafood, rice and garden products, such as vegetables.

Altea has more than 6 km of coastline, in which cliff areas and small coves alternate, with stretches of beach on flat terrain.

Altea, the “Queen” of the Marina Baja, is one of the most beautiful corners of the 500 kilometers of Levantine coast.

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It has been known for years as an artists’ paradise, since poets, singers, painters, sculptors and ceramists have always sought refuge here, coming from all corners of the world, such as Eberhard Schlotter or well-known Spaniards such as Marisol, Rafael Alberti, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Francisco, Josh Rouse, etc. .

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Due to the proximity of the two international airports: El-Altet (Alicante) and Manises (Valencia), it is very well connected.

And thanks to the AP-7 highway that has access in the same city, it is very easy to reach any destination.

There are AVE (high speed trains) to Madrid from Valencia and Alicante.

It has wonderful golf courses in the surrounding area:

 ALTEA GOLF CLUB, IFACH Golf Club, (Moraira) JAVEA Golf Club, two courses in VILLA AITANA Finestrat y BONALBA en Alicante.

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In the surrounding area there are theme parks for all ages: TERRA MITICA, TERRA NATURA y AQUALANDIA.

In terms of health, it is very well covered: Hospital CLÍNICA BENIDORM, HOSPITAL LEVANTE, Hospital de LA MARINA BAIXA, HOSPITAL DE DENIA y MEDIMAR International Hospital Alicante.

In the area there are several 5-star hotels: Barceló ASIA GARDENS, SHA Wellness Clinic, SH Villa Gadea.

And soon what will be a world reference in Altea Hills: ZEM RETRAIT WELLNESS

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Its small streets, sometimes narrow and with steps; small isolated squares, small bars, restaurants of all kinds, occasional craft centers and a large viewpoint, next to the local temple, which allows you to contemplate a magnificent view of the Bay of Altea.

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Make Altea a place, without a doubt, to visit.