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D e n i a   Heaven by the Sea     valencia

 

Scenery

Denia has almost twenty kilometres of coastline. To the north of the town, there arealt lands beaches of fine sand and shallow waters such as Les Marines, L'Almadrava, Les Deveses, Les Bovetes and els Palmars. To the south lie a series of small coves along the rocky coast, known as Les Rotes, which is a paradise for fishermen and divers. The Montgó mountain in, shared by Denia and Javea, is the major landmark of the area.

The Town 

The town sits at the foot of a hill crowned by a castle, a fortress containing the remains of all the cultures that once paused here on their way through history. The castle is the residence of  the erstwhile Marquis of Denia, and of note are the Mig, Galliner and Carsell towers, and the so-called Palace of the Governor, as well as its walls and bastions. From the hilltop esplanade you'll have an excellent view of Denia and its environs. 

Among the monuments in the town, we would recommend a visit to the 18th-century church of the Asunción; the 17th-century Atarazanas (dockyards); the cloister and church of San Antonio and the 18th -century, neoclassical town hall building. Outside the town we can suggest you to see the so-called hermitages of the conquest- Sant Joan (gothic), Santa Paula and Santa Lucía (gothic), constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries, and also the Torre del Gerro (17th C.) located en the cliff next to the cape of San Antonio.

Sports

Water sports are tops in Denia. Sailing, windsurfing, diving, fishing, row rig, swimming or whatever you want. Denia has a complete infrastructure, with a marina offering 546 moorings and a full range of services and equipment. Landlubbers also have an extensive range of activities to choose from: mountain-climbing or bang-gliding, mountain biking or hiking. There's also an 18-hole golf club in the vicinity, the Club La Sella, designed by José Maria Olazabal...

Fiestas 

denia fiest

 Get ready for lots of fun. We can't really say that it's always fiesta time in Denia, but there are plenty of occasions for enjoyment. January, the Epiphany Parade and Pilgrimage to the Hermitage of Santa Paula. February, Carnival, and the Mig Any, or half-year pre-celebration of the Fiesta of Moors and Christians.  March, the Fallas. 

June, the Bonfires of San Juan. July, the town feast in honour of the Santísima Sangre, with steerbaiting on the quay (els bous a la mar). August, Festivity of San Roque, with Moors and Christians on parade.

  

What to do?

Make your way up to the castle and visit the Archeological Museum. The exhibits will take you on a journey through the past, from the 2nd century B.C. to the 18th century of our era.

The Ethnological Museum in town provides an interesting showcase highlighting Denia's traditional crops, particularly the production of raisins.

If you feel strong enough, conquer the peak of Montgó (about 5 hours in all), You'll find it hard to forget the panoramic view from the top. On a clear day you can see the island of Ibiza. Windsurfers should head straight for the end of Las Marinas, an area held in high esteem by their kin. If it's nightlife you want, there's an incredible array of cafes, pubs, discos and night spots in the Las Marinas district.

 

 

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