A “must-have-done” is a walk through the old town centre of Altea, or Casco antiguo de Altea, which is located in the street “Calle Mayor”. A perfect way to enjoy the Spanish atmosphere, is strolling along the little romantic streets with its many stairs and magnificent views over the harbor of Altea.
The harbor of Altea is the only harbor in the world where the meridian of Greenwich runs through. This is a nice place for a walk along the impressive yachts and this is also the ideal place to practice a lot of different water sports.
From the village Altea La Vella several hiking trails start from the East or West side of the Sierra de Bernía. Tip: check www.wiciloc.com for your hiking, cycling and mountainbike routes.
Tip: The romantic old city center of Altea is undoubtedly worth a visit!
The first party of the year is organized in January and is called the “Cabalgata de Reyes” or “Three Kings Festival”. This party is celebrated exuberantly in Altea La Vella and also in the old town centre of Altea with religious processions and marching bands. According to the tradition, one bakes a sweet cake or a pastry and hides a bean in it. The person, with the piece of cake with the bean in it, gets a paper crown and can stipulate the course of the day.
During the Spanish midsummer festival in June the party “Noche de San Juan” is celebrated at the location “Partida el Fornet”. These parties are organized with food, drinks and music on the beach. The Spanish midsummer celebration in honor of “San Antonio” takes place at “Partida Cap Blanch”.
Arround the period of 10 August, during the festival “San Lorenzo” nearby “Castell de L' Olla” and starting from 12 o'clock at night you can view fireworks at the beach L' Olla accompanied by classic music!
Stew and rice dishes, cooked with those local products, are part of the traditional cuisine. An example is the ”Guisado de Raya con patatas”, this is a stew of white fish with potatoes and vegetables.
”Coca a la Llumà” is originally a Catalan dish, but is also typical for Altea. This dish looks like a pizza but is usually rectangular and without the cheese added.
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