When this time of year arrives, many are the Spaniards from the center of the peninsula who pack their bags and move to the province of Alicante to enjoy the so-called Costa Blanca, a coastal area characterized by its typically Mediterranean landscape with beaches interspersed with mountainous terrain. Of course, it is important to keep in mind that beyond its coastal towns where modernity and tradition come together, in the interior of the province it is also possible to find beautiful corners with a rich artistic and cultural heritage.
Today in Hard Hobbit To Break we moved to Alicante to discover some of the most beautiful towns that can be found both on the coast and in the interior of the province. Of course, before we want to apologize for all those who, even deserving it, have not entered our list. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we want to talk about Altea, one of the best-known towns in the province. Seated on a hill, it surprises for its old town, dominated by the parish church. You will also love the lower part, with the port, the fishing district, its six kilometers of beaches and the promenade.
Between the Aitana and Xortá mountain ranges is Guadalest, whose old town has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site. The castle of San José stands out, a strength Muslim which is accessed through a natural tunnel in the rock. As for the castle, called La Alcozaina, it only has one tower.
A town that could not miss on the list is Finestrat, which is located on a hill between the sea and the mountains. In this place you will not only find 267 meters of coastline, but narrow streets and houses of the time muslim. Among its most notable places of interest are the church of Sant Bartomeu, the tower and the hermitage of Santísimo Cristo del Remedio.
We continue our tour of the province of Alicante in Jávea, one of the most important tourist destinations on the Costa Blanca. Beyond its 20 kilometers of beaches and coves, the town offers a beautiful old town that hides beautiful samples of local architecture and distinguished monuments. Its most touristic side is seen in the port area.
Another town that could not miss on the list is Villajoyosa, also known as La Villa. Here you will find a beautiful historic center walled and a showy coastal front that surprises for its houses with the colored facades, which were painted in this way so that the sailors could locate them from the boats.
We also want to tell you about Villena, a town located in the Sierra de Salinas. It is a municipality with a large history It houses places of interest such as the Atalaya Castle, from which the historic core develops, with its narrow white streets and its two Gothic churches: the archpriest of Santiago and that of Santa María.
Another town in Alicante that is worth visiting is Denia, whose port is one of the most attractive on the Spanish coast. We also want to highlight its castle, which houses the Archaeological Museum, in addition to the Church of the Assumption, the Town Hall, the Avenida de Marqués de Campo and the fishermen's quarter.
Finally, we want to tell you about Petrer, a town located in the interior of the province that hides important monuments, such as its 12th-13th century castle-fortress, the cave-houses built on the wall, the church of San Bartolomé, the Arco del Castillo and the San Rafael Aqueduct. Would you like to propose us some other town in the province of Alicante?
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