Destination Abroad: Altea – April 2019 – Issue 286

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Altea

The ideal destination for family holidays, this Spanish town is situated on the coast, with fantastic beaches, culture galore and lots of leisure attractions to keep you entertained.

Things to see and do

Altea has an old town charm, with ancient cobbled streets lined with palm trees, but on the other side there has been a construction boom predominantly in the hills surrounding the town, giving Altea two faces – both to be enjoyed! In the 1950s, musicians and artists gravitated to Altea, and today you will find many galleries and numerous workshops along the narrow streets of the old quarter.

You will not be short of breathtaking views, being situated on the Costa Blanca, this seaside town is overlooked by mountains and endless seascapes. There are plenty of beaches and coves to explore along the coast line.

A visit to Altea’s old town is a must! Here you will find streets bursting with ancient Spanish charm, with the blue and white domed church sitting proudly overlooking the beach and the town. In 2013 the Bastion and Renaissance area was recognised as a Cultural Heritage Site. The original structure has been preserved, with gates that grant access to its fortress. There are also lots of other 18th and 19th century buildings that have been preserved, so if you have an interest in witnessing some ancient Spanish architecture, you are in for a treat.

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