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Attractions Denia

Denia Castle (Castillo de Denia ), is the symbol of the city,  built on top of a cliff overlooking the coast, inhabited and fortified since Roman times. It is an unmissable attraction when visiting Denia. The Castle has been declared a “Monument of Cultural Interest” by the Spanish Government, and was built in the 11th century, during the period of the Arab domination. The castle is the main tourist attraction of the town and often hosts cultural events and dramatised guided tours. At the top you can enjoy an incredible view of the old town, the coast and the Montgó massif, the most important mountain in the area.Inside the fortified walls you’ll find an Archaeological Museum, a permanent exhibition on navigation and exploration activities in the Medieval period as well as a bar, where you can relax after the visit and enjoy the view.

The Casco Antiguo is Denia’s historical centre and is a fascinating mix of modern architecture and ancient neighborhoods; of elegant buildings and old fishermen’s houses; colorful and modern streets and alleys with an ancient flavor. In this part of town, you can still see traces of the 17th century.

The Ethnological Museum is located on Carrer dels Cavallers, 1, 03700 Dénia, Alicante, Tel: 966 42 02 60. In this museum you get a chance to get an insight into the life of the area, going as far back as to the 18th century.

Barrio Baix la Mar, the old seaside district of Denia. Located just below the castle, this neighborhood is shaped by narrow streets and characteristic fisherman houses, with picturesque facades painted in pastel colors. In the area closest to the port there are many bars and restaurants where you can taste some excellent fresh fish.

Montgo ( 800 m.) is the largest mountain in the area, and a nature reservation with an interesting and diverse Mediterranean flora and fauna. It is a great place to hike and cycle. It has also some interesting caves like La cova de l’Aigua.

Las Rotas, the rocky beaches, are characterised by rocky and uncrowded coves, and are a paradise for scuba diving and snorkelling. You can see all kinds of Mediterranean fish, squids, octopuses, sea urchins, etc.

Via Verde de Denia, Partida Negrals, 03700 Dénia, Alacant, Spain. This route extends for 6 km along the route of the old railway so there and no significant hills and the surface is excellent for walking or cycle.
Ideal for cycling with children as it is traffic free apart from where it crosses a few minor roads.

Lonja de Denia (the fish market). From Monday to Friday, starting around 17:30, you can attend the fish auctions, held just a few minutes after the fishing boats moor in the port. This is an unique experience and a must see when visiting Denia.

Falla,The bonfire festival, is celebrated each March. Huge papier maché statues, are set up throughout the town, and then set ablaze

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