|Its streets descend slowly towards the sea, and small town houses, whitewashed since their construction makes Altea the ideal place for a relaxing holiday as well as the retirement of many pensione's.
At the seashore is fishing haibour and marina, known as Club Nautico de Altea. Near this point is the promenade, recent expansion, which extends from the port to the old fishing village with many shops, cafes and restaurants with summer terraces. Also popular are the street markets.
Altea has the honour of being qualified by important personalities (artists, politicians, singers, etc..) as one of the most beautiful towns of the Costa Blanca and Spain in general.
Altea is a town in the Valencian Community, Spain. Located in the province of Alicante, in the Marina Baixa area. It lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast, north of Benidorm and south of Calpe. The Fine Arts Faculty of Miguel Hernández University is located in Altea.
|The name of Altea may come from the Greek Altahia, meaning "I heal" or the Arabic word Atalaya Valencian gives the word Talaia. Traces, have been found in the district of Iberians and Romans.
You'll find multiple samples of crafts along the streets of the old town, with many shops with a large variety of handicrafts, leather, ceramics, painting, ...
At summer there is a craft fair located at the Church square and another, one a small format, located in "The Portal". They will surely surprise you. Famous are their "Balconades", ...
Altea is a constant feast. Throughout the year, each neighborhood honours its patron.
In February are the Midyear (Mig Any) of Moors and Christians in honour of San Blas and the Cristo de la Salud in Altea la Vella.
In June, the festivities in honour of the Holy Trinity, San Antonio and San Juan.
In July, San Pedro and the Virgin of Carmen, San Jaime and Santa Ana in Altea la Vella.
August begins with the feast of San Roque, San Lorenzo, San Isidro and San Luis.
In September, the St. Thomas and, to cap the end of the summer, the fourth weekend in September, the festivity in honour of "Cristo del Sagrario" accompanied by the Moors and Christians.
To end the year, in December, they celebrate the feast of Santa Barbara and La Purisima in Altea la Vella.
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