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Denia - attractions, real estate, tourist information.
Denia is a coastal city in the province of Alicante, located on the territory of Marina Alta, a small resort town of high class, in the north of Costa Blanca. The best place for a family holiday.
The area of the city of Denia is 66.2 km, located near the foot of Mount Montgo.
The local population of Denia is 44,500 people, 30% of whom are foreigners, but in summer, due to tourists, it can reach 200,000 people. The largest number of tourists - in the second half of July and in August.
Denia has a centuries-old past, which is embodied in all the streets of the city. The large port - one of the most striking sights of the city - is built by the Greeks, ancient Phoenicians stayed here in search of minerals. At the time of the Romans, Denia had another name - Hemeroscopion. Later the name "Denia" went from the name of the temple, built by the Romans in honor of the goddess Diana. The story goes that earlier Denia was the residence of the Arab kingdom of Tayfas, which was later conquered by Jaime and handed over to Don Pedro of Aragon (son of the king). From these coasts sailed the famous author of Don Quixote Cervantes. In the XIX century, Denia and other cities nearby were the largest producer and supplier of dried fruits.
Denia is famous for its picturesque historical center, where there is an ancient fortress called Castillo with its monasteries and churches (one of the churches of the XVIII century is near the town), built in the Muslim style, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and the large port. This castle was built in the XI century and was subject to partial restoration in the XII century. Schedule Castillo:
- from November to March: from 10.00 to 13.00; from 3 pm to 6 pm; - from April to May: from 10.00 to 13.30; from 15.30 to 19.00; - June: from 10.00 to 13.30; from 4 pm to 7.30 pm; - from July to August: from 10.00 to 13.30; from 17.00 to 20.30; - in September: from 10.00 to 13.30; from 4 pm to 8 pm; - in October: from 10.00 to 13.00; from 15.00 to 18.30; The price of entry to the museum and to the castle for children 5-12 years is -0.75 euros, and for adults - 2.15 euros
You can visit the ethnological museum, where you can get information about the ancient and new history of Denia. Located next to the Municipality, on Cavallers Street. Working hours: - Tuesday-Saturday: from 10.30 to 13.00; from 4 pm to 7 pm; - on Sundays and holidays: from 10.30 to 13.00.
Also worthy of attention and the archaeological museum (Museo Arqueologico), which is located on the top of Castillo and the Museode Jugetes, where the toys of the twentieth century are kept in Denia. I can visit the archaeological museum, where many exhibits are stored, which are more than a thousand years old. It is interesting to look at ancient, preserved barns from ancient times, where they stored dried fruits, they are called "riurau". Another attraction is an old windmill.
Mount Montgo (mountain of the elephant), since 1987 is called the "Natural Park", is also one of the attractions of this green city. The height of this mountain is 650 m, climbing it you can admire the unforgettable places of this wonderful city for a long time.
The old town (Casco Antiguo) is a historic area with ancient buildings, located at the foot of Castillo Castle, bordered by the church of Asuncion and the fortress wall. Naulice Calle Loreto is located on the Augustinian monastery (Convento Augustinos).
Near the station of a tramcar from Alicante are fragments of a fortified Muslim wall used by the Moors to fortify the city.
The climate in Denia is quite mild, so in January the temperature fluctuates within 10-15 degrees, and in August the average is 25 degrees, the maximum temperature that was fixed is 40 degrees. The average annual temperature is 20 degrees. Due to the moderate dominant winds in Denia, the most favorable environment for surfing, windsurfing, sailing, etc. is considered.
The beach area in Denia reaches 20 km, and comes to Gandia and Oliva, has golden clean sands, ideal for long walks, with a smooth entrance to the water. The water temperature in June averages 21 degrees, in August - to 27. The zone is divided into such beaches:
- Punta del Raset, its length is 600 m. There are bars, cabins with showers, beach volleyball and football, active rent of umbrellas, sunbeds, boats, etc .;
- beach Albaranes, length about 500 m;
- Les Marines, this beach area is one of the longest - 2.7 km, width of 40 m. In 2004, 2005, 2006 the beach was awarded the "Blue Beach". Here you will find all the beach amenities: booths with showers, restaurants, cafes, bars, rent of catamarans, sun beds, umbrellas, playgrounds for volleyball and basketball, there are facilities for people with disabilities, etc .;
-LesBovetes, the beach, with a length of 1.9 km. It has bars, umbrellas and sun loungers, beach games. Ideal place for family vacation;
- The Molins beach area is one of the cleanest and most demanded, where regular inspections are conducted by the sanitary and epidemiological stations, here you can rent a yacht;
- L'Almadrava- the largest beach in Denia, has a northern location to the city center. The length is 2.9 km, the width is 20 m. Partly the beach is made of large pebbles, the rest is golden sand. There is a zone for playing volleyball, water slides. This beach is considered more family;
- Les Deveses beach was awarded the Blue Flag 6 times (2003-2006, 2008 and 2011). It is usually windy, which makes this beach an ideal place for surfing, windsurfing and sailing. On the beach are shower cabins, playgrounds for volleyball and football, areas for renting sun beds and umbrellas, and bars.
Since the hotels in Denia are few, it is better to make a reservation in advance. Apartments and hotels are low-rise. With regard to transport, the airports that are closest to Denia are Alicante (100 km) and Valencia (100 km). There is no railway station in Denia. 10 times a day from Alicante and Valencia every day there are buses and in 1.5-3 hours you will arrive in Denia, the ticket price is about 13 euros one way. Also with Alicante and Valencia you can get by car: use a toll road, which will cost about 9 euros, or free (No. 332), which will take twice as long. As for parking, along the street - for free, but in the season it is very difficult to find a free place, especially in the evening.
To enjoy the delightful Mediterranean views, you can use the tram that goes from Alicante, with a transfer in Benidorm. This same tram can be reached from Denia to Valencia or Barcelona.
Denia is famous for its port, from where ferryboats Ibiza (55 miles), Menorca, Mallorca, and also to the north of the continents of Spain - to Barcelona, Terragona, Valencia, depart daily; and to the south - Malaga, Almeria, Cadiz, Cartagena, Alicante. In the Balearic Islands, you can already walk in 3 hours trip. Near the commercial port there is a sports complex, the embankment and fishing quarter (Barrio Baix la Mar), where thin streets, small squares, popular bars among the local population, colorful small houses, as well as the historic church are interwoven.
As for bars and restaurants, Denia is a very strong competitor in the range of its dishes, from snacks to exquisite fish and meat masterpieces - all this will make you love Spanish cuisine. Also, the prices, low enough for such high quality of products, will also please. Most of the bars and restaurants are in the heart of the city (Calle Loreto and Calle de Marques de Campo) and on the waterfront.
Most of the restaurants are open only for lunch (ends at 14.00) and for dinner (from 19 to 20 hours). In Chinese restaurants, you can dine until 4.00 pm. In Denia a huge selection of restaurants, only 304.
In Denia a huge selection of restaurants, only 304. You can visit restaurants such as: Las Bairetas (Quique Dacosta, Mediterranean, Spanish cuisine, considered one of the best), El Baret de Miguel Ruiz (Spanish cuisine), El Bravo (Spanish cuisine), Sharme (International cuisine), Kathm and u Nepali (Hindu restaurant, menu: 15-30 €), El Senyoret (Asian cuisine, India), Babeca Restobar (Mediterranean cuisine), Republic (Argentine, Italian, Spanish, international cuisine, menu: 9-18 €), Restaurante & Café Mediterranea (international cuisine, menu: 13-28 €), Canbroch (German and Mediterranean cuisine, menu: 10- 30 €), QFitnessBar / Res taurant, Cavallers (Spanish cuisine), Restaurante L'Espigo (appetizers, international cuisine, menu: 6-38 €), Estanyo (eclectic cuisine, menu: 18-53 €), Restaurante Hero (Mediterranean cuisine), LaSeu, ElRaset ( a reserve is needed) and many others.
On the main street of Marques de Campo there are many shops, bars, pharmacies, Internet cafes and more. In Denia, many holidays are held, when you can observe salutes, costumed processions, dances, singing, etc. Let us list some of the holidays: - St. Vicente's Day (celebrated on the first Monday after Easter); - Moors and Christians (the second day off in June); - Festival Las Fallas (falls on the middle of March, in the central square put figures symbolizing sins, then they burn, thus getting rid of these sins); - San Juan (celebrated on the night of 23 to 24 June, a holiday when the whole family gathers with an abundance of food on the tables, have fun, make wishes, arrange dances, singing, fireworks and bathing under the moon); - Bousal Mar (national Spanish holiday, they build a riding-arena, which half goes to the sea, and half to the land.) The people are going and wanting to have fun and in search of adrenaline, they tease the bulls, and, dashing off, dive into the sea).
In one you can rest assured, having arrived in Denia and having felt the culture and rambunctiousness of this city, you will want to come back here again and again.